Argemone mexicana

Mexican Pricklypoppy

Soaking in Gibberellic Acid helps germination.

In Stock: 0.111 lb (Total:0.158lb)
  • Argemone mexicana

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Seeds per lb:
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Growing Info

Scarification: none required
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep , tamp the soil, keep moist

Other: Gibberellic acid was found to be effective in bringing down the dormancy period and inducing quick and uniform germination. The seeds should be soaked in Gibberellic acid at the rate of 0.01grams per litre of cool boiled water.  

Looking for a hardy, drought-tolerant plant that can grow in poor soil? Look no further than Argemone mexicana, also known as Mexican Pricklypoppy or flowering thistle. This plant, native to Mexico, is well-suited for new road cuttings or verges, where it can be the only cover available. Despite its toxic alkaloids, it has been used medicinally for centuries in traditional Hispanic and Native American cultures, including as a sedative and analgesic tea and as a treatment for warts, cuts, and skin diseases. Biodiesel production from its seed oil has even been demonstrated. Sow the seeds in April in situ, and watch this hardy pioneer plant grow!

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