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Papaver Pattys Plum
Papaver Pattys Plum
Papaver Pattys Plum
Papaver Pattys Plum
Papaver Pattys Plum
Papaver Pattys Plum

Papaver 'Patty's Plum'

A showstopping garden beauty
Grows to
Grows To
60 cm
90 cm
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Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

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Item: 580059
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90 cm
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  • A classic and hardy garden perennial ideal for introducing a traditional cottage look
  • Oriental poppies flower for up to 6 weeks in summer, producing 2 or 3 flowers per plant once established
  • After flowering they retain their majestic seedpods, which can be left on all winter for added interest
  • Looking like antique silk, each bloom is a ruffled bowl of pinkish purple each an iconic black centre
  • Supplied as three bare roots
  • Key Points
  • A classic and hardy garden perennial ideal for introducing a traditional cottage look
  • Oriental poppies flower for up to 6 weeks in summer, producing 2 or 3 flowers per plant once established
  • After flowering they retain their majestic seedpods, which can be left on all winter for added interest
  • Looking like antique silk, each bloom is a ruffled bowl of pinkish purple each an iconic black centre
  • Supplied as three bare roots
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    An iconic cottage garden perennial with origins far away, this classic large flowered poppy boasts a characteristic black blotch in the centre followed by statuesque seed heads that add season-long interest.

    One of the more unusual varieties, 'Patty's Plum' is known for its blousy, pinkish purple ruffled blooms that look like antique silk. Its coarse, bristly leaves provide a great backdrop for other planted beauties.

    A real low maintenance and easy plant to grow, these poppies make a bold statement when planted as a group or as individual specimens.

    A very tough, hardy and robust perennial, this oriental poppy dies back underground each winter and emerges bigger and better for years to come.

    Supplied as three bare roots.

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    Item 580059 supplied as:
    3 x Bare Roots

    Top Tips

    Untidy leaves can be cut back after flowering to stimulate now, fresh foliage

    Care Information

    Planting Advice for Oriental Poppy Patty's Plum:

    • Best planted in a well-drained soil in full sun, Oriental Poppies can sprawl, so do appreciate a little support from other plants or stakes.
    • Well-drained soil is essential and add plenty of humus to poor soils to retain moisture. Remember to allow plenty of room for growth as these poppies may reach a metre or so in height.
    • Plant in a sheltered site to prevent wind damage to the blooms.
    • Water your potted plant well.
    • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
    • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
    • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
    • Dig a planting hole and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base.
    • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
    • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
    • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
    • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.


    Aftercare Advice:

    • Keep newly planted poppies well-watered until established.
    • Give plants a dressing of fish blood and bone in the autumn.
    • Provide support before the flowers appear.
    • Mulch with well-rotted manure or compost in autumn and keep well-watered.

    Pruning Advice for Patty's Plum:

    • Cut back to ground level after flowering. Lift and divide large clumps in autumn.
    • If cut back after flowering, they may even produce a second flush

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    60 cm
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