Native to central and North America. Prickly-leafed and prickly-stemmed plants to 3 ft. tall, 1 1/2 ft. wide, with large, showy poppies that bloom mainly in summer. Easy to grow from seeds sown in place or in pots (transplant gently). Will reseed and colonize. Provide good drainage. Seed specialists may offer other species.Argemone mexicana
Native to West Indies and probably Central America and Florida; naturalized in the Southwest and Hawaii. Yellow to orange, 1 1/2–2 1/2-in. flowers. ‘Yellow Lustre’ grows to 1 1/2–2 ft. tall, has lemony orange blooms and blue-green leaves veined in silver.
Deciduous plant from China. Reaches 3 ft. high and wide, with 2-ft.-long leaves; 4-in., fragrant, pure...
This annual grows to 1 1/2–2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide, with soft, hairy leaves and long, whiplike...
From South Africa. Unlike most others, this ice plant is an annual. Pretty and useful temporary carpet...