Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'

Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'
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Common Name:Oriental Poppy

Plant Family: Papaveraceae

Useful for:  Cut Flower
Planting Style:  cottage
Season of Interest:  Early summer
Position/ Situation:  Sunny Border
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  Purple
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Clump forming
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  No preference
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Bee and Butterfly:  Both
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Deer & Rabbit Resistant Plants
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus


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A hardy perennial with large, sumptuous plum coloured flowers from May-July. Oriental poppies make a real statement in a mixed or herbaceous border. Grow in fertile, well drained soil in full sun. The individual flowers are usually short-lived, so unless the seed heads are required, deadhead regularly to encourage a longer and better flowering period. For longer-lasting cut flowers, pick when flowers are in bud. Seedheads can be dried and used indoors for decoration. May need staking in exposed positions.


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