replacing poppies, SE exposure,california native?
I just pulled out an overgrowth of California poppies in my backyard on a little patch that has Southeast exposure, and is shared by an orange tree, roses, a Douglas Iris and a Cleveland sage (Allen Chickering).
We're trying to stick to native California plants and flowers as we landscape.
Do you have any suggestions (native) that you'd like to recommend to me? I'd say we have about 8 ft x 3 ft. The poppies grew from seed this spring and it was quite a display, but I over planted them and once the blooms were gone it was quite a mess.
I'm considering Penstemon (various varieties available through Theodore Payne Foundation), Leonotis menthifolia (Lion's Mane flower, not a native, but low-water), or...?
I look forward to your suggestions! Thank you!
PS- I'd like to plant next weekend, yeah, end of spring/early summer, I know, not the ideal time to plant, but I'd like to give it a "go" and see what happens!