Cream Cups
Platystemon californicus

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Platystemon (plat-ee-STEE-mon) (Info)
Species: californicus (kal-ih-FOR-nik-us) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Silver/Gray

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Concord, California

Richmond, California

San Jose, California

San Mateo, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 20, 2008, matricesp from San Pedro, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

bought this plant from a plant sale in January 2008, bloomed late winter in pot and finished blooming a couple weeks ago

Neutral

On Mar 10, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Seeds should be sown in situ...don 't like to be transplanted.