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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
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Argemone polyanthemos

Prickly Poppy
Papaveraceae
Annuals, Flowers

ARGEMONE

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 polyanthemos

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

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