Effervescent & EASY Eschscholzias!
Eschscholzias and Penstemon 'Blue Springs'

Let's give a shout out to California! Anything that buoys the spirit is a good thing right now, and few floral displays are as pure as our state flower in bloom. Whether they're dotting the hillsides from afar, popping up on trails or even growing in highway medians, California poppies are here to bring cheer.

They are also the epitome of easy. Drought tolerant and deer resistant, adaptable to poor, dry soil, as well as rich, garden soil, they're the kind of over-achieving plants that look oh-so-good with minimal effort on your part. In fact, Cal Poppies live longer if you keep them on the dry side over the Summer and self-sow reliably for free plants. Super pollinator friendly, you'll often find bumblebees sleeping in the closed blooms if you get out into the garden early enough!

But the best thing? The BEST thing about these radiant poppies is the alchemy they create when mixed and matched with their fellow native Californian wildflowers or Mediterranean garden annuals. The possibilities are endless and the results – positively enchanting!


Coronavirus/Covid-19 Advisory as of April 2, 2020: Our 2.5 acre nursery remains OPEN at this time with permission from the Deputy Health Officer of Contra Costa County. You may visit our large, open-air environment which allows for 6' of social distancing but please be aware that we have implemented several important changes for the health and safety of our employees and customers. Please CLICK HERE for more information. DO NOT VISIT IF YOU ARE SICK OR EXPERIENCING ANY SYMPTOMS CONSISTENT WITH COVID-19.

Eschscholzia californica 'Apricot Chiffon'  Eschscholzia californica 'Rose Chiffon'
Eschscholzia californica 'Apricot Chiffon'
You just can't beat the luscious beauty of Cal Poppy 'Apricot Chiffon' matched with the harmonious blue-purple of Penstemon heterophyllus 'Blue Springs' – it's one of our favorite bloom-at-the-same-time color combinations!
Eschscholzia californica 'Rose Chiffon'
With swirling skirts sublimely shaded in rose and pink, each bloom is a work of art! Absolutely peerless for pairing with Springtime blues and yellows, try it with Laurentia axillaris 'Blue Stars' for a romantic vignette.
Eschscholzia californica 'Red Chief'
Eschscholzia californica 'Red Chief'
Add BIG COLOR to low water or native gardens – even parking strips – with this vivid, satiny and long-blooming poppy! Combine with trippy-cool blue Cerinthe major purpurascens for an eye-popping blaze of garden glory!
Eschscholzia californica 'Golden Chiffon'
Head-turning super-ruffly semi-double golden blooms add a sunny highlight to any garden! Lovely combined with white, purple, lavender or blue bloomers, we love to pair it with wildflowery CA native Gilia capitata "Blue Thimble Flower".
Eschscholzia californica ‘Alba’ Eschscholzia californica ssp. maritima 
'Coastal Form'
Eschscholzia californica 'Alba'
Sophisticated creamy white blooms give cool contrast for almost any other color in the garden. Super dazzling with CA native brethren Gilia tricolor "Bird's Eyes". Both boast delicate, ferny foliage and self-sow!
Eschscholzia californica ssp. maritima
'Coastal Form'

Not the common California poppy everyone is familiar with but a superior, compact coastal form with pretty, tight bluish foliage. Blooms longer than all the rest, too! Perfect in parking strips!

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Nursery: 740 Market Ave. Richmond, CA 94801
Business Office: 801 Chesley Ave. Richmond, CA, 94801
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