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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
California poppy California sunlight
cup of gold golden cup
Eschscholzia can be annuals or perennials, with finely divided leaves and solitary, long-stalked, poppy-like yellow, orange or red flowers, followed by conspicuous long seed-pods
E. californica is a vigorous bushy, spreading annual to 30cm, with finely divided blue-green leaves and orange, yellow or red flowers to 7cm across in summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Will thrive in poor, well-drained soil but they need full sun for the flowers to open. Can be grown as a drought-tolerant pot plant. Good for exposed or coastal areas
Propagate by seed sown in succession from mid-spring onwards
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal Gravel Garden Rock Garden
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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