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Macleaya microcarpa ‘Coral Plume’

Plume poppy

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height2m to 2.5m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPale pink
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Macleaya microcarpa ‘Coral Plume’ (Plume poppy). In late summer to early autumn, spikes of light pink flowers are borne. Has lobed, rounded, grey-green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous

Origin

Central China

Interest and use

Privacy, ornamental, border, container, aquatic

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are frost-hardy plants and will prefer full sun and moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. You must protect from cold winds. They can be propagate from seed or cuttings or by division.

Propagation

Remove and replant growths

Pests, diseases or disorders

May spread rapidly.

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