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Platystemon californicus - Cream Cups

Platystemon californicus is regularly found along the Southern California trails, particularly in Sunny but partially protected locations. The Cream Cups bloom for much of the Spring, often starting in March and continuing into May. Platystemon californicus flowers vary from all white petals to having petals with significant yellow markings. The Cream Cups are a good choice for wildflower seed mixes and often perform quite well. I have seen them growing in a variety of soil types, but most often in heavy soils on an eastern exposure or with some larger shrubs nearby to provide Platystemon californicus a little afternoon shade.

Platystemon californicus, Cream Cups

Yellow and white flowers of Platystemon californicus - Cream Cups. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.