Desert poppy
Eschscholzia glyptosperma

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eschscholzia (es-SHOLT-zee-uh) (Info)
Species: glyptosperma (glip-toh-SPER-ma) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bellingham, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 21, 2006, gregr18 from Bridgewater, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

A very attractive plant native to the Mojave Desert region. According to some information on the California State Polytechnic University Eschscholzia webpage, the seeds have an extremely long dormancy which unfortunately makes this plant difficult to maintain in cultivation.