Eschscholzia californica mexicana | Mexican Gold Poppy

Mexican Gold Poppy is a wildflower annual that is very similar to California Poppy. According to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: "The first leaves on seedlings of Mexican Gold Poppy are linear and undivided, whereas on seedlings of California Poppy they are divided in a Y-shape." Generally speaking, Mexican Gold Poppy tends to be more yellow-gold, and plants may be smaller. Technically a biennial, but most often grown as an annual. Plant seeds in the fall.

Water Requirement: moderate

Sun Exposure: full sun

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 1 feet high

Width: 1 feet wide

Foliage Color: light green

Flower Color: yellow

Flower Season: spring, winter

Wildlife: bees