CAPIS: CALIFORNIA PLANT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Photo Credits: 2011 Robert A. Hamilton | 2006 Ricky Grubb | 2009 by Ken Gilliland

USDA Zones: 6-10
Sunset Zones: 4-5, 7-12, 14-24
Jepson Bioregions: See map
Sun: Full
Water: Low
Soil: Adaptable
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Flood Tolerant: No
Clay Tolerant: Yes
Serpentine Tolerant: No
Habit: Perennial
Size: 8 ft wide x 8 ft high
Form: Herbaceous - Solitary
Flower Color: Yellow,White
Flower Season: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Foliage Texture: Medium
Deciduous: No
Fall Color: None
Fruit: Inconspicuous
Growth Rate: Fast
Decorative Bark: No
Special: Scent

Natural range in California

The map below shows regions where Matilija poppy grows naturally. The state is divided into bioregions based on geophysical and climatic boundaries. Plants found in your bioregion are most likely to thrive with minimal interventions such as water, climate modification, and maintenance. To find out which bioregion you are in, visit the Map of Jepson Bioregions.