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Argemone mexicana
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Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 7-43, H1, H2
Full Sun
Minimal Water

Argemone mexicana

Prickly Poppy


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 to 2 1/2-in. flowers. ‘Yellow Lustre’ grows 1 1/2 to 2 ft. tall, has lemony orange blooms.

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