April 2, 2013

Are California poppies orange or golden?

A Michigan friend was in California one spring and he commented on “the orange wildflowers”. “Those aren’t orange”, retorted his California-raised wife, “those are golden poppies.” We’ll be celebrating California Poppy Day on Saturday, April 6. Do you grow California poppies in your garden? In or out of California?

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Charlotte

Comments

Jennifer B says:

Yes! Love my poppies. Southern California.

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 5:11 am.

Jill Patterson says:

They grow all on their own in my SoCal yard—yellow or orange, they’re both golden to me.  Love them!

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 8:23 am.

Nell Jean says:

California poppies grow gloriously well in my South Georgia garden, reseeding in a big show. The strain I grow are definitely orange. I’ve grown a pale cream color, too.

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 5:44 am.

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