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Argemone polyanthemos (photo courtesy of Charles Mann)
Argemone polyanthemos (photo courtesy of Charles Mann)

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Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 7-24
Full Sun
Full
Minimal Water
Minimal

Argemone polyanthemos

Prickly Poppy
Papaveraceae
Annuals, Flowers

ARGEMONE

Native to central and North America. Prickly-leafed and prickly-stemmed plants to 3 ft. tall and 1 1/2 ft. wide, with large, showy poppies that bloom mainly in summer. Easy to grow from seeds sown in place or in containers (transplant gently). Will reseed and colonize. Provide good drainage. Seed specialists may offer other species.

Argemone polyanthemos

Annual or biennial. Western native with white, 2 1/2–4-in. flowers.

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