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Argemone Genus

Crested poppy

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality

Description

Argemone genus (Crested poppy). These are robust perennials, most of which are best treated as annuals. They are usually upright growers and can reach 1.2m tall with leaves that are lobed. The flowers are yellow-orange in colour.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Shrubs

Other common names

Prickly poppy, Argemony

Origin

USA, West Indies

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy. Grow them in sun and very well drained soil. Do not provide supports as that may damage the rather fleshy stems. You should dead-head the plants, this will prolong the flowering.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds that are sown outdoors in late spring.

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