Dendromecon harfordii
Photo by Pete Veilleaux

island bush poppy

This plant grows well in the following regions:

  • CVCentral Valley
  • NCNorth and Central Coast
  • SCSouth Coast
Map of regions (click to enlarge)
map of California regions



Native to Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa islands off the coast of Southern California. Grows up to 8 ft. high and 6 ft. wide. Yellow flowers bloom in spring and early summer. Prune to thin or shape after blooming.

Plant in well-draining soil. Moderate growth rate.

Sun needs:

  • Full sun
  • Partial sun

Water needs:

  • Low water
  • Very low water
Water needs information from WUCOLS unless otherwise noted