Annie’s has lots of California Poppies!

24 Jan

Effervescent & Easygoing Eschscholzias!

L to R: Eschscholzia ‘Apricot Chiffon’Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Blue Springs’Eschscholzia ‘Rose Chiffon’
The hardest thing about growing easy, breezy Eschscholzia is pronouncing its name!

Our gorgeous California state flower and all of its jewel-toned brethren are the epitome of easy: drought tolerant and deer resistant, adaptable to poor, dry soil, as well as rich, garden soil – they’re the kind of over-achieving plants that look oh-so-good with minimal effort on your part! In fact, Cal Poppies live longer if you keep them on the dry side over the Summer and they reseed reliably for free plants that will fill in here and there, making all of their neighbors sparkle and shine!

But the best thing? The BEST thing about these radiant poppies is the alchemy they create when mixed and matched with their fellow native Californian wildflowers or Mediterranean garden annuals. The possibilities are endless and the results – positively enchanting!

Eschscholzia californica ‘Apricot Chiffon’
“Apricot California Poppy”

You just can’t beat the luscious beauty of Cal Poppy ‘Apricot Chiffon’ matched with the harmonious blue-purple of Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Blue Springs’ – it’s my favorite bloom-at-the-same-time color combo!

Eschscholzia californica ‘Rose Chiffon’
“Pink California Poppy”

With swirling skirts sublimely shaded in rose and pink, each bloom is a work of art! Absolutely peerless for pairing with Springtime blues and yellows, try it with Laurentia axillaris ‘Blue Stars’ for a romantic vignette.

Eschscholzia californica ‘Alba’
“White California Poppy”

Sophisticated creamy white blooms give cool contrast for almost any other color in the garden. We especially love it with sky blueNemophila “Baby Blue Eyes” and cheerfulDianthus plumarius ‘Pinkerton’ – win!

Eschscholzia californica’Red Chief’ 
“Red California Poppy”

Vivid, satiny and long-blooming ‘Red Chief’ adds BIG COLOR to low water or native gardens, even parking strips! Combine with trippy-cool blue Cerinthe major purpurascens for an eye-popping blaze of garden glory!

Eschscholzia ‘Purple Gleam’
 “Purple California Poppy”

Totally harmonious and at home in any native or cottage garden combo, we love ‘Purple Gleam’s’ single painterly flowers! Try it with fluffy-cute and pet-able “Bunny Tail Grass” Lagurus ovatusfor a tactile thrill!

Eschscholzia californica ssp. maritima
‘Coastal Form’

Not the common California poppy everyone is familiar with but a superior, compact coastal form with pretty, tight bluish foliage. Blooms longer than all the rest, too! Perfect in parking strips!

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