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Papaver

seed pod of orientale poppy

Oriental Poppies have attractive seed heads like pepper pots

Basic Facts:

Poppies are well-loved wildflowers - these are annuals. For the perennial garden the Oriental Poppies are the most showy

Garden Use:

Flowering early in summer and often again in late summer. The seed heads make a long lasting interest in the garden

Cut Flower Use:

The stems need to be cauterised

Cultivation:

Best in free-draining soils in some sun

Propagation:

Can sometimes be dividied but root cuttings taken in mid summer work well

Pests and Diseases:

Nothing specific.

Papaver orientale Patty's Plum

One of the best of the perennial poppies with very large flowers in May-June and often again in autumn. 2ft- 2ft 6in / 60-75cmtall

Price 5.00 (9cm pot)

buds on Pattys Plum start to unzip revealing the crinkled petals half open flower on Pattys Plum like silk unfolding

Buds on Pattys Plum start to unzip revealing the crinkled petals then the half open flower on Pattys Plum like silk unfolding

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