Saturday, June 4, 2011
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!