Prickly Poppy (Argemone mexicana)
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Prickly Poppy (Argemone mexicana)

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Packet – Conventional
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Bulk quantity: 10 g - conventional
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Prickly Poppy is a subtropical plant and originates from the Caribbean area. Nevertheless, in a moderate climate, it can be kept as an annual ornamental plant very well. The round, yellow blossoms and the conspicuously shaped leaves with thorns make
it a very special sight in the summery flower bed.

Among the Aztecs, the Mexican prickly poppy used to be a versatilely used medicinal plant for infections. The root, as well as the latex, were used for the most diverse medicinal purposes as they are mildly narcotic, analgesic, and locally anesthetic.

The leaves can be burnt dry and an infusion prepared as tea helps against malaria. The plant is also known as an effective aphrodisiac. The largely produced seeds are, like with other poppy varieties, very oily but inedible and are recommended for industrial use, for example for the production of soap.

Seeds, content: Approx. 100 seeds
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
30 – 90 cm
Flowering time:
Flower colour:
Lifecycle :
full sun
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
Sowing time outdoors:
Sowing depth:
0.5 cm
Best germination temperature :
20 – 22 °C
Germination time in days:
14 – 30
Planting distance:
30 x 30 cm
Main harvest:
Prickly poppy is an annual plant in Central Europe for the garden. Grows vigorously on sandy, permeable soil when directly sown in April. Loves full sun but is generally quite unpretentious. Also good for rock gardens.
Other names
Botanical name:
a. spinosaa. versicolorargemone mexicanaechtrus mexicanuspapaver mexicanum
German names:
mexikanischer stachelmohnteufelsfeige
English names:
mexican pricklepoppymexican prickly poppymexican thistleprickly poppyyellow thistle
French names:
argemone mexicaineargémone du mexiquepavot epineux
Spanish names:
adormidera espinosacardo blancochicalote
Item number
Magic Garden Seeds
Seed quantity:
100 Pcs.


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