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The 10 Easiest Wildflowers

November 19, 1998|ROBERT SMAUS

California poppy (Eschscholtzia californica)

* scarlet flax (Linum grandiflorum 'Rubrum')

* farewell to spring (Clarkia unguiculata)

* godetia (Clarkia amoena)

* wild heliotrope (Phacelia tanacetifolia)

* globe gilia (Gilia capitata)

* Shirley poppy (Papaver rhoes)

* African daisy (Dimorphotheca aurantica)

* bachelor buttons (Centaurea cyanus)

* cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)


Also growing in John Horn and Penny Trickett's meadow are blue flax, bird's eye gilia, Chinese houses, toadflax, five-spot nemophila, baby blue-eyes, arroyo lupin, white yarrow, mountain phlox, Mexican sunflower, sweet alyssum and blanket flower.


Anthony Baker's original seeds came from two sources:

* The Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley, CA 91352

(818) 768-1802)

* Peaceful Valley Farm Supply

P.O. Box 2209, Grass Valley, CA 95945

(800) 784-1722)

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