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.
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