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Dendromecon rigida ~ Bush Poppy

Dendromecon rigida is a dependable source of early Spring color. The Bush Poppy blooms from mid Winter through Spring and usually has a few flowers much of the rest of the year. Dendromecon rigida grows in an upright fashion, typically to about 8 feet and about half that width. Like most natives Dendromecon rigida will only tolerate infrequent deep Summer irrigation. The plants are not dense enough to be a good screening plant but have striking enough flowers to use as a specimen. Dendromecon rigidia, makes a more spectacular show in the Spring. Dendromecon harfordii, the Island Bush Poppy blooms almost continously.

Dendromecon rigida, Bush Poppy

Flowers and foliage of Dendromecon rigida - Bush Poppy. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Poppy Family featured on this site:
Argemone munita
Eomecon chionantha
Dendromecon harfordii
Eschscholzia caespitosa
Eschscholzia californica
Eschscholzia californica Carmine King
Eschscholzia californica White Linen
Eschscholzia parishii
Glaucium flavum
Hunnemannia fumariifolia
Platystemon californicus
Romneya coulteri