Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'

This variety – 'Patty's Plum' – was discovered on a compost heap belonging to the nursery of Patricia Marrow in Somerset in the 1990's. She propagated it and it still remains with us today. More
1 x 9cm plant, for spring planting 510180-1 £5.50 Delivery late March
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3 x 9cm plants, for spring planting 510180-3 £14.95 Delivery late March
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Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum' is the colour of blackcurrant ice-cream.

No good garden is complete without its poppies, lovely open flowers, ethereal and transient in their appearance, but robust and easy to grow. These Oriental varieties of poppy are all perennial too so will come back year after year.

Papaver orientale are remarkably resistant to pests and diseases and will overwinter well.

This variety – 'Patty's Plum' – was discovered on a compost heap belonging to the nursery of Patricia Marrow in Somerset in the 1990's. She propagated it and it still remains with us today.

These are high-quality plants sent out with Sarah's complete spring plant growing booklet which will show you exactly how to care for them.

Genus Papaver orientale
Variety Patty's Plum
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Oriental Poppy
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 75cm (30in)
Spacing 45cm (18in) apart (best in groups of 3 plants)
Care Tips Propogate by root cuttings in winter.
Flowering June - July
Vase Life Immediately after cutting put the bottom 2.5cm of the stem in boiling water for 20 secs. then plunge it into tepid water. They should then stay fresh for several days.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum' reviews

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Survived the drought

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Caroline Carroll

Patty arrived beautifully packaged as always and was planted. A few weeks later I realised she was in the wrong place (too hot), so moved her - and then the drought came and she died. Irritated by my own stupidity.
However, pleased to say she appeared again in August when we had some rain and is looking ok. I'm thrilled. Clearly well-grown rootstock.