Endemic to California, where it grows in the Central Valley and adjacent Sierra Nevada foothills, this rarely offered, small and tidy plant, forms a rosette of finely-divided leaves, above which arise erect stalks up to six inches in height, bearing bright yellow to orange poppy flowers. It will naturalise easily in a hot garden or on a scree or rockery.
For best results, seeds are sown directly into the ground where required in the spring. Alternatively, sow in late winter/early spring in gentle warmth, 15-20 degrees C. Prick out into small 3 inch or 7 cm. pots and plant in final position when the plants are established.
Common name:Frying Pans