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California Poppy Garden
California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Mediterranean Tree Mallow
Black Eyed Susan Vine
Pacific Coast Irises
Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy
Pink Stripe Flax
California Poppy, Golden Poppy

Common name:California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Botanical name:Eschscholzia californica

This small annual (sometimes acts as a perennial) plant will grow to less than 1' tall and has light, small blue/green leaves with gold and orange flowers that bloom in spring and summer.

Mediterranean Tree Mallow

Common name:Mediterranean Tree Mallow
Botanical name:Lavatera maritima

This large, shrubby perennial grows up to 6' and has profuse lavender/pink flowers with maroon highlights. From the Mallow family, the flowers are produced year round and are especially showy in the fall.

Black Eyed Susan Vine

Common name:Black Eyed Susan Vine
Botanical name:Thunbergia alata

This vine will grow to about 10' and has small, green leaves with tubular white flowers that bloom all summer. Semi-tender.

Pacific Coast Irises

Common name:Pacific Coast Irises
Botanical name:Iris Pacific Coast Hybrids

These Irises are 6-18" tall and have clumps of grass-like foliage. The flowers are 3-4" across, good cut flowers, and vary from white, yellow, lavender, purple, blue, and reddish purple.

Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy

Common name:Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy
Botanical name:Erigeron karvinskianus

This low mounding perennial, with fine leaves and white to pinkish daisy-like flowers, is an excellent asset to rock gardens. Capable of spreading.

Pink Stripe Flax

Common name:Pink Stripe Flax
Botanical name:Phormium 'Pink Stripe'

Phormium 'Pink Stripe' is an evergreen perennial. Big, dramatic plant composed of many swordlike, stiffly vertical leaves in a fan pattern. Flowers stems reach high above leaves, bearing clusters of 1-2 in. blossoms in dull red to yellow.

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California Poppy Garden

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.