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Argemone albiflora (Prickly Poppy)

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Argemone albiflora,Bluestem Pricklypoppy, White Pricklypoppy, Prickly Poppy, Texas Prickly Poppy, White Prickly Poppy, White Poppy, White Flowers
Argemone albiflora,Bluestem Pricklypoppy, White Pricklypoppy, Prickly Poppy, Texas Prickly Poppy, White Prickly Poppy, White Poppy, White Flowers

Argemone albiflora (Prickly Poppy) is an upright, prickly, deep-rooted, annual or biennial boasting large, poppy-like, pure white flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), with numerous yellow or reddish stamens. Blooming for weeks from mid-spring to mid-summer, the ravishing blooms sit atop glaucous, prickly, branched stems. Resembling thistle leaves, the bluish-green leaves are pinnately lobed or cleft. All parts of the plant release a milky latex sap when damaged. Easy to grow, deer resistant, Prickly Poppy can be used as an ornamental. Its showy flowers make it a lovely addition to a native or wildflower garden. Great as a cut flower too!

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm) and 2 ft. wide (60 cm). This plant self-sows, maintaining its presence in the garden.
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade in light well-drained soils. Deer resistant.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • All parts of this plant are extremely toxic.
  • Native from Virginia south to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri.

Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 9
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Papaveraceae
Common names Prickly Poppy
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Northeast, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, Midwest, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Southeast, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Southwest, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 9
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Papaveraceae
Common names Prickly Poppy
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Native Plants United States, Northeast, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Missouri, Wisconsin, Midwest, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Southeast, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Southwest, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
How Many Plants
Do I Need?

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