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Plant Care Instructions By John Noble

One of the most beautiful natives around, light green foliage with yellow poppy flowers. Can flower year round, a real rarity for native plants.

Is Indoor Plant?

No

These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 23, 24
USDA Zones : 10a, 10b
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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Buy

    Buy starts this time of year.
    2. Plant

    Plant starts this time of year.
    3. Transplant

    Young plants may survive
    February
    1. Buy

    Buy starts this time of year.
    2. Plant

    Plant starts this time of year.
    March
    1. Buy

    Buy starts this time of year.
    2. Plant

    Plant starts this time of year.
    April
    1. Buy

    Buy starts this time of year.
    2. Plant

    Plant starts this time of year.
    June
    1. Water

    Water once or twice a month during summer months
    2. Prune

    Light pruning to shape.
    3. Mulch

    Mulch with a light layer so any bare soil is covered. This helps shade the earth and keep moisture in the ground.
    July
    1. Water

    Water once or twice a month during summer months
    2. Mulch

    Mulch with a light layer so any bare soil is covered. This helps shade the earth and keep moisture in the ground.
    August
    1. Water

    Water once or twice a month during summer months
    September
    1. Water

    Water once or twice a month during summer months
    October
    1. Water

    Water once or twice a month during summer months.
    November
    1. Buy

    Buy starts this time of year.
    2. Plant

    Plant starts this time of year.
    3. Prune

    Good time of year for heavy pruning if necessary. Note many natives are short lived and are soil and microclimate specific. So if plant dies after heavy pruning, such is life.
    December
    1. Buy

    Buy starts this time of year.
    2. Plant

    Plant starts this time of year.
    3. Prune

    Good time of year for heavy pruning if necessary. Note many natives are short lived and are soil and microclimate specific. So if plant dies after heavy pruning, such is life.
    4. Transplant

    Young plants may survive
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    January

    Buy starts this time of year.

    February

    Buy starts this time of year.

    March

    Buy starts this time of year.

    April

    Buy starts this time of year.

    November

    Buy starts this time of year.

    December

    Buy starts this time of year.

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    January

    Plant starts this time of year.

    February

    Plant starts this time of year.

    March

    Plant starts this time of year.

    April

    Plant starts this time of year.

    November

    Plant starts this time of year.

    December

    Plant starts this time of year.

    Sow Seeds

    When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

    January

    Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

    February

    Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

    March

    Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

    November

    Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

    December

    Direct sow seeds or start in pots anytime November through March.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    January

    Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

    February

    Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

    March

    Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

    April

    Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

    June

    Water once or twice a month during summer months

    July

    Water once or twice a month during summer months

    August

    Water once or twice a month during summer months

    September

    Water once or twice a month during summer months

    October

    Water once or twice a month during summer months.

    November

    Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

    December

    Fairly drought tolerant, needs occassional watering only if extended dry period.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    May

    Plant doesn't need pruning, just remove it after it dies and harvest the seed.

    June

    Light pruning to shape.

    November

    Good time of year for heavy pruning if necessary. Note many natives are short lived and are soil and microclimate specific. So if plant dies after heavy pruning, such is life.

    December

    Good time of year for heavy pruning if necessary. Note many natives are short lived and are soil and microclimate specific. So if plant dies after heavy pruning, such is life.

    Mulch

    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

    January

    Mulch very lightly with organic mulch

    February

    Mulch lightly with organic mulch.

    March

    Mulch lightly with organic mulch.

    June

    Mulch with a light layer so any bare soil is covered. This helps shade the earth and keep moisture in the ground.

    July

    Mulch with a light layer so any bare soil is covered. This helps shade the earth and keep moisture in the ground.

    Transplant

    When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

    January

    Young plants may survive

    December

    Young plants may survive

    Harvest

    When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

    January

    Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

    February

    Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

    March

    Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

    April

    Harvest leaves and flowers whenever you need them.

    May

    Harvest seed for planting next Fall.

    June

    Harvest seed for planting next Fall.

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