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Prickly Poppy

Argemone mexicana

Also known as

Mexican Poppy, Devil's Fig, Bermuda Thistle, Mexican Thistle, Yellow Thistle, Yellow Pricklypoppy, Yellow-Flower Mexican-Poppy, Thorn Poppy, Devil's poppy

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

40cm

40cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Prickly Poppy Overview

This species is an upright annual and can be found on waste ground. The leaves are prickly and grey-green. The flowers are yellow and fragrant poppy-like and will bloom in the summer.

How to propagate Prickly Poppy

Seed

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

Other uses of Prickly Poppy

Whole plant is poisonous if eaten.