Saturday, June 4, 2011

Matilija Beauties

There are few California native plants that are more stunning than the beautiful Matilija poppies. They grow up to eight feet tall and there are a few beautiful groups of them along 133 in Laguna Canyon this time of year. Like many natives, they are a bit finicky about where they will grow. I have them in both gardens but nothing to brag about. They like sandy soil with perfect drainage. I only get a few blooms a year, but I'll take whatever I can get!


Donna said...

they look to see them in a stand of 8 ft tall

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Nancy said...

We have a huge 15 ft square patch in the back meadow, all from a 5 gallon can! No water whatsoever. Only care is chopping them back every year or so to keep them from taking over more square footage!