Argemone platyceras

Chicalote, Crested Poppy

This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

Loved by bees and other beneficial pollinating insects

Huge stunning flowerheads

Drought tolerant - thrives in hot, dry sandy soils

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Perfect for a wildlife or cottage-style garden, bees and butterflies will adore the nectar-rich flowers of Argemone platyceras. Flaunting impressively huge flowers each measuring up to 15cm (6") across, Prickly Poppy makes a big impact in sunny beds and borders. Easy to grow and drought tolerant, a great choice for gardens with dry, sandy soils. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12").

1 packet (100 seeds) (KA9949)

Sow outdoors where they are to flower from March to May. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth. Sow 0.5cm (1/4") deep and keep the ground moist after sowing. Once your seeds have germinated, thin the seedlings out so that they are 25cm (10") apart.

Water regularly until plants are fully established. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Cut back old foliage to ground level in autumn.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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