Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'

Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'

Oriental poppy

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'
  • Common name: Oriental poppy
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 70cm

Spread: 90cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Prized for their large flamboyant flowers, oriental poppies are a stalwart of the sunny herbaceous border, blooming from late May until July. Originally native to Turkey and Iran, there are now hundreds of different cultivars to choose from, with flowers in a wide range of different colours and forms.

Papaver orientale ‘Patty's Plum’ has large, blousy black-purple blooms, on strong stems. For best results, grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back untidy foliage after flowering.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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