Channel Island Bush Poppy is spectacularly beautiful, easy to grow and very fast growing. It can grow to 6 feet in two years, and is covered by beautiful yellow flowers most of the year. It likes full sun and well draining soils, though does well in dry part shade also. It likes gentle slopes and flats. A medium to large evergreen shrub with a mounding habit growing ft. tall and as wide.
Foliage is comprised of in. long oval leaves that are pale blue-green; intense sulphur-yellow flowers are cupped upward, reach in. across and are very showy during spring. Island bush poppy is native to Santa Cruz and Island bush poppy Read More»Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. Flowers aside, the island bush poppy would hold its own in any garden on account of two highly prized horticultural qualities: smooth blue leaves and a natural symmetry that is not only decorous but minimizes the need for pruning.
And the island bush poppy does not. Bush Island Poppy is a beautiful shrub with waxy, blue-green leaves and large(3”) golden flowers that bloom intermittently all year, with particularly strong blooming in spring and summer. The combination of its leaf color, gorgeous blooms and drought tolerance make this a highly-prized landscaping plant.
It can be used as a small tree or accent plant in a small garden, as a backdrop in. Island Bush Poppy’s fancy name is Dedromecon harfordii and is related to the state flower of California, the California Poppy.
It becomes a shrub or small tree reaching heights between 6 and 19 feet, if left unpruned. This native species has thin branching stems covered sparsely with attractive smooth-edged, oval-shaped, cool silvery leaves Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.