PlantsKallstroemia→Arizona poppy (Kallstroemia grandiflora)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 12 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Golden orange
Bloom Size: Under 1"
1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 4, 2013 8:52 AM

Seeds remain viable for at least three years and germinate at irregular intervals. The flowers are not fragrant but are visited by at least 46 species, including bees, wasps, flies and butterflies. The ultraviolet reflecting patterns of the flowers draw the insects to them. Areas that are not reflective appear dark and indicate either the location of the nectar or act as guides that point to the sugar source.

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Yellow flower, red centre. by Silversurfer May 20, 2019 10:57 AM 2

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