ESCHSCHOLZIA or CALIFORNIAN POPPY

H. A. Indispensable hardy annuals which flourish on the poorest soil, growing to about 9 in. They have ferny greyish-green leaves and poppy-like blooms which are not very long-lasting but produced over a long period if dead flowers are removed promptly. Self-sown seedlings are common. Eschscholzias can also be sown in September. Monarch Art Shades is a compact-growing strain with large, semi-double blooms in orange, yellow, scarlet, rose, carmine etc. Among the named varieties Dazzler is vermilion-scarlet, Golden Glory a double golden-yellow, Orange King vivid orange with unusually large blooms and Tango terra-cotta and bronze-red.

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