white prickly-poppy, bluestem prickly-poppy
Life Span: annual
Size: Height: to 3 ft Width: to 2 ft
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: green
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. This plant will bloom in late winter through spring displaying its large flowers when little else is blooming.
Considerations: Prickles can be an issue in some gardens. All parts of this plant are extremely toxic.
Propagation: Seed. While not commercially available, seeds can easily be collected along roadsides. Once established, it will self-seed.
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Circum-neutral
Native Habitats: Upland hardwood forest. On limestone.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: Rarely grown, likely since it is a poisonous annual with prickles.