(Eschscholzia califomica) is a feeble but useful sleep herb cultivated in gardens everywhere.
CHOOSE TOUGH PLANTS FOR A HOT, DRY SUMMER These include: Ballota acetabulosa (Greek horehound); Catananche caerulea (cupid's dart); Centranthus ruber (red valerian); Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican fleabane); Eschscholzia californica (California poppy
); Euphorbia myrsinites (broad-leaved glaucous spurge); Gaura lindheimeri (white gaura); Nepeta racemosa (catmint); Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian sage); Salvia sclarea (clary sage); Santolina chamaecyparissus (cotton lavender), and Verbena bonariensis (Argentinian vervain).
(Eschscholtzis californica) was named in honor of Dr.
The "Suits" alum said that she snuck a California poppy
to the design as a tribute to her home country the United States.
Former Suits actress Meghan adds: "I stuck in a couple of flowers that were important to me as well personally, but there is a California Poppy
in there which has nothing to do with the Commonwealth, but it's where I'm from."
The Los Angeles-born former actress also selected two personal favourites: a California poppy
and wintersweet, which grows in the grounds of Kensington Palace and outside her and Harry's home, Nottingham Cottage.
The intricate five metre-long veil, on which flowers of the 53 Commonwealth countries are embroidered along with Wintersweet and a California Poppy
, will also be on display.
My favourite (and indeed, most Californians' favourite) is the California poppy
that blooms a brilliant orange, with the flowers unfurling for the sun, and wrapping themselves up again in the evening.
Two of Markle's personal favorites were also included: the Wintersweet, which grows in front of Nottingham Cottage, where she resides with Prince Harry; and the California poppy
from her birthplace of California.
The palace said, in addition to the Commonwealth flowers, Markle also selected two other plants: Wintersweet and, in a nod to Meghan's birthplace, the California Poppy
? Many different garden strains of poppy exist, including Shirley poppy, Iceland poppy, California poppy
, Himalayan and the beautiful yellow Welsh poppy.