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Argemone polyanthemos

Crested poppy

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to November
  • Height0.5m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Argemone polyanthemos (Crested poppy). This is a hardy annual it will grow even in poor sandy soil. The flowers are large and pure white with bright yellow centres. It is native to Mexico and will grow very fast.

Characteristics

Annual, Shrub

Other common names

Prickly poppy

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Border, mixed bed

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0

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

You can sow seeds directly into your beds as these plants do not like being transplanted.

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