Selected as the State flower of California in 1890
Hardy Annuals … if you’ve collected seeds from them it’s not too late to sow them this year for next year’s crop or alternatively wait until the spring next year. Mostly they are yellows and oranges, but occasionally a pink or red one may appear amongst them.
This is several thousand miles away from California in Lancashire NW England.
I’m not sure how this has turned out in the colours it has, but this is how it’s come off the memory card.