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Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall, Spring
Color Purple
Growth Habit Clumping, Spreading
Bloom Season Spring through Summer

Plant Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden
Growing Conditions Outdoor
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Patty's Plum - Papaver Orientale Roots

Papaver orientale

Seed Type Root

Named for Patricia Marrow, a gardener that discovered this velvety purple variety of papaver, the Patty's Plum Poppy adds another color of the rainbow to your garden. It's gently ruffled petals surround a dark, rich purple center and an incredibly unique stamen that seems to rise from the center of the bloom. Like other orientale poppies, Patty's Plum is deer resistant and will bloom for weeks.

Planting Information

Planting Patty's Plum - Papaver Orientale Roots

Planting Season Fall, Spring
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth Deep Enough to Cover with 3 inches of Soil
Plant Height 24 to 36 inches
Plant Spacing 12 to 24 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bulb Size No. 1
View our Papaver Planting Guide to learn more.