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Argemone hunnemannii
Family:Papaveraceae
Native
Excellent ornamental value (A +)
Height: 1.1 m.
USDA Hardiness Zone 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile). Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month). Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter. Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter. Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Annual White, 6 petals
Medicinal POISONOUS Plant
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These seeds are generally restocked in: November

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One packet contains at least 80 seeds.

This plant grows in relatively warm northern regions of Chile. It has beautiful big white flowers, which, when open, can reach 6 - 7 cm. in diameter. This plant being annual does not have restrictions as to the coldness of the zone where it can grow, all it needs is about 5 - 6 months of relatively warm weather (a maximum of +20 C is more than sufficient). It is quite prolific in terms of seeds, so that you would not have any troubles obtaining seeds for the next season. The only disadvantage is that it has thorns on the leaves, flower buds, and fruits, which may discourage a closer contact.
The seeds of this plant germinate easily, so that you can sow them directly into the ground. It does not need complicated soil mixtures - provide good drainage and very little organic matter and you will be fine. Maintain the seeds wet at all times until they emerge, then reduce watering to a minimum. Expose to sun.