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Papaver orientale ‘Pattys Plum’

For sale by Patricia Marrow

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This poppy is named after me! I grew it with the help of the bees, quite by accident. I had a lot of lovely poppies that got into a vast clump so I dug them up and weed-killed them out, and the next year what should come out but this solitary dark red one, like port wine. There had never been a poppy like it and so it became Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum' and all the rage.

Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Plant Finder: about Papaver orientale ‘Pattys Plum’

Common names

Oriental poppy, Poppy


Papaver orientale ‘Pattys Plum’ (Oriental poppy). This species will produce crinkly, glossy petals which have a silky sheen. The flower size can be immense and some blossoms will grow about 6-8in, they bloom in various shades of pink, red, orange, white. The foliage is deeply cut and will dies back in the summer, The soil should be rich and kept moist during the growing season.


They are fully to frost hardy and will prefer little or no shade with deep, moist, well-drained soil. You should sow the seed in spring or autumn.

Interest and use

Cutting bed, border, wildflower/meadow, flower arranging Spring/Summer interest.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Papaver orientale ‘Pattys Plum’ | Kingsdon, Somerset, TA11 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Poor quality, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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