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Poppy

Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'

Loose clumps of fuzzy foliage with numerous stalks of paper-like flowers.

Oriental Poppies provide a cheerful display of huge, satiny flowers in late spring and early summer. Plants form a low clump of coarse, hairy leaves, and usually go dormant, disappearing completely by late summer. This wonderful selection has deep wine purple-red flowers, unlike any other. Because they disappear in summer, plant something beside Oriental Poppies that will get bushy later in the season, such as Rudbeckia, Russian Sage, or fall-flowering grasses. Clumps should be moved or divided only in late summer or fall, when the leaves begin to show again. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to mid summer

Mature Height:

28-32 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 50-60°F, water moderately then allow to dry some in between. Keep foliage dry to avoid disease. Once new growth appears, fertilize. Plant height can be controlled by dryer conditions or lack of fertilizer. Generally finish in 8-10 weeks.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 28
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at the soil surface with any sprouts above. Once potted, water lightly and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in well-drained soil in full sun.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.