Eschscholzia californica
‘Cherry Swirl’

Vivid is the only way to describe the burnt red color of this fabulous new California poppy. The pleated petals on this semi-double to double flower are nicely offset by yellow centers, the combo adding real pizzazz to any sunny bed. It features the familiar wandering stems, to 15” wide, each clothed in ferny foliage. 'Cherry Swirl' establishes quickly & is very drought tolerant, happily using all the sun & heat you can provide. Honey bees, bumblebees & sweat bees all seek its nectar while some local butterflies will also seek out this nutrition. This poppy is ideal for adding color to any sunny location, it can establish in a problem area & it seems to happily harmonize with annuals & perennials alike. Ideal for a container too! Plant in any fast-draining soil in full sun. Though not as prolific a self-seeder as the orange-flowering straight species, this annual will likely produce new babies come next spring. Deer resistant.         

Curious Plantsman

Full Sun
Low Water

CA Native Annual
USDA Zones All