Papaver 'Patty's Plum'
Papaver 'Patty's Plum'
Papaver 'Patty's Plum'
Papaver 'Patty's Plum'
Papaver 'Patty's Plum'
Papaver 'Patty's Plum'
Papaver 'Patty's Plum'

Papaver 'Patty's Plum'

"Oriental poppy"

Papaver 'Patty's Plum'

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Orders placed before 1 September 2022
You can expect your order in September 2022

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
You can expect your order in October 2022

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

Papaver 'Patty's Plum' is a really luscious oriental poppy with large, blousy flowers of deep reddish-purple, each with a contrasting darker centre. These flowers appear in early summer, accompanied by bristly, grey-green leaves, which make the perfect backdrop. This plant will create a delightful display of rich colour in your bed or border: and the flowers are very effective as cut blooms for indoors, too. They are also great for attracting butterflies and bees into the garden!

Oriental poppies are easy to grow and each plant will produce several flowers. If cut back after flowering, they may even produce a second flush before the end of the growing season. Plant it in a sunny border, alongside grasses or late summer-flowering perennials, such as dahlias. Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum' looks especially goo next to plants with silver foliage. Cut back untidy foliage after flowering.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Papaver orientale 'Patty’s Plum'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    10 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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