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Argemone subfusiformis
Some ornamental value (B)
Height: 100 cm.
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). Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter. Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year. Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Annual Biannual Yellow, 4 petals Yellow, 5 petals Yellow, 6 petals
Medicinal POISONOUS Plant
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These seeds are generally restocked in: November

Seeds packet:

packetUS$ 7This item/quantity is temporarily out of stock.
One packet contains at least 200 seeds.

This is a very imposing annual plant, very easy to grow and spectacular to watch, due to its big yellow flowers, throny leaves, throny buds, and throny fruits. Once you establish the plant, it will resow automatically each year, and you will even obtain surpluss seeds for trading. Being an annual plant, it does not present problems for cold climates, but it may not be able to reach maturity in places where the summer period is very short.
Since the seeds of this plant germinate so easily, you can sow the seeds directly into the ground. Forget about complicated soil mixtures - keep it simple, the only requirement being that the soil has good drainage. Maintain the seeds wet at all times until they emerge, then reduce watering to a minimum (this plant grows in areas where there are no more than 3 inches of rain per year"). Expose to sun.