Eschscholzia californica 'Rose Chiffon'

Eschscholzia californica ‘Rose Chiffon’

I am not sure what we have is Rose Chiffon. It is meant to have semi-double pink blossoms with a certain amount of variegation. Ours are just a magenta single with a yellow throat. The strain is seed grown, so we may just have gotten unlucky. Still, California poppy’s are a good colorful infill for any garden.

The foliage is fern-like and does need trimming back to keep the plant from becoming leggy. About 12″ high and perhaps 18″ wide. Self sows and we will have to see what the progeny look like.

Pronunciation: es-SHOLT-zee-uh kal-ih-FOR-nik-uh

Species Meaning: Of or from California (U.S.)

Eschscholzia californica is native to California.

Additional Information

One of the Thai Silk line of seeds.

In Our Garden

Plant ID: P20054

Found in Portal,

Up the steps into the cutting garden along the Portal fence

We acquired this plant from Annie's Annuals and Perennials.

Family: Papaveraceae

Genus: Eschscholzia

Species: californica

Variety: Rose Chiffon

Commonly known as: California Poppy

Height: <3ft

Spread: <3ft

Growth Habit:
Perennial
Sun Needs:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Well-drained
Season of Interest:
Summer
Dormancy:
Winter
Zone:
Zn9a - down to 20F

Resistant to Deer.

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