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Papaver orientale Roots (Spring-Planted) - Patty's Plum Pre-Order Soon; Ships Spring 2022


Pre-Order Soon; Ships Spring 2022(see schedule)

Unit Size Unit Price Savings Qty
2 Roots $19.95 Notify Me
4 Roots $35.95 10% Notify Me
10 Roots $74.95
25% Notify Me
  • Perennial; Prefers Sun/Partial Shade
  • Late Spring to Early Summer Blooming, Deer and Rabbit Resistant, Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Drought Tolerant, Naturalizing, Low Maintenance

Product Description

Patty's Plum Papaver Roots - Papaver orientale

Patty is popping! Named after Patricia Marrow, the gardener who discovered the variety, these poppies add a unique touch to any garden. WIth its delicately ruffled petals and highly unique stamen, the Patty's Plum Poppy is the friend you never knew you needed.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Papaver orientale Roots - Patty feets Plum
    Botanical Name:Papaver orientale
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Bulb/Tuber/Root Size:No. 1
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Features:Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant
    Blooms:Late Spring, Early Summer
    Plant Height:24-36 inches
    Plant Spacing:12 to 24 inches
    Planting Depth:Deep enough to accomodate the roots, with 1-2 inches covering the top
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Patty's Plum Oriental Poppy Roots

    When to Plant Oriental Poppy Roots

    Papavers thrive when planted in either the Spring or the Fall. We keep our papaver roots in cold storage to simulate winter, getting them ready for planting in either season. When planted in the fall they can establish their roots and get the winter chilling they need to bloom the following spring.

    Where to Plant Oriental Poppy Roots

    Site poppies in full sun. They do well in all types of well-draining soils. Be certain to avoid spots in your landscape that stay wet or puddle after a rain. Adequate drainage is key to ensure that the bulbs won’t rot in the ground. Adding 2 to 3 inches of compost, loam or sphagnum peat will help to promote good drainage.

    How to Plant Oriental Poppy Roots

    Dig a hole that's deep enough to accommodate the long, carrot-like roots, up to 10-12" deep. Shallow planting is often the cause of failure, as is soil that is too wet. When inserted, there should be approximately 3 inches of soil covering the crown. Water your Oriental poppy plants during dry periods in the spring. After the blooming period has passed, it is not necessary to provide additional water. Oriental poppies go summer dormant, losing their foliage by late June.

    How to Care for Oriental Poppies

    At the end of your season, leave any new foliage on the plant. After the first hard frost, apply mulch to buffer soil temperature and help prevent the crowns from being heaved out of the soil.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

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