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Platystemon Genus

Californian poppy

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Platystemon genus (Californian poppy). This genus contains one annual species, they are tall and may be upright or spreading. The leaves are grey-green and resembles cornflower foliage in miniature, The flowers are cream and poppy-like. They are fully hardy, and will grow in sun with fertile, well drained soil. You can propagate by seeds sown outdoors in the spring or early autumn.

Characteristics

Annuals

Other common names

Cream cups

Origin

W. USA

Cultivation

Grow in any light well-drained soil with occasional watering and full sun. It is moderately frost hardy and may be planted in late winter for an early show. You can propagate from seed.

Propagation

Seed sown outdoors in spring or early autumn.

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