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Poppies: Papaver "Patty's Plumb"

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michael6725
New Milford, CT

August 31, 2009
7:39 PM

Post #7009292

Hi there,

I was thinking about sowing my own poppies this winter. I see from the One Stop Poppy Shoppe that they have Patty's Plum seeds. Will these come true from seeds or do they need to be propagated from root cuttings? Thanks for the help...

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TsFlowers
Delphi, IN

November 13, 2009
2:16 PM

Post #7269915

Hello,
I don't usually post (except in late fall and winter, and that not too often), but since no one has responded, I thought I would give you my thoughts. 'Patty's Plum' is a hybrid oriental poppy and therefore wouldn't produce same. However, based on genetics, I am of the opinion that you would get a percentage of blooms that would look like 'Patty's Plum'. In fact, I have a couple self-sown seedlings from 'Patty's Plum' in my garden, and although was hoping they would bloom this year, they didn't. But am really hoping to see blooms next year as the two plants are looking pretty good this fall, so should have a good enough root system to bloom next year. Hopefully I will get back to this forum in late fall 2010 and post photos of what my seedlings look like.
T

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2009
11:28 PM

Post #7271513

I have never had any luck with OrintalPoppy seeds
I pay the extra to buy the plants.
GardenQuilts
Pocono Mountains, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2010
11:46 AM

Post #7792708

I wintersowed Patty's Plum poppy seeds from a trade and got great germination, best of the several poppies I tried. They are still tiny seedlings. I will be thrilled if they survive into adulthood and bloom. I'll be ecstatic if they look like the parent plant.
caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

May 21, 2010
3:29 PM

Post #7814644

Are hybrid OP's like Patty's Plum propagated by taking a bit of the root?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 22, 2010
5:17 AM

Post #7816151

Yep root cuttings are the only way I have ever had success propegating.
Pippi21
Silver Spring, MD
(Zone 6b)

June 22, 2010
12:37 AM

Post #7909389

Dumb question but how do you take a root cutting when the poppy plant is in bloom? This is my first experience growing poppies. I wintersowed the red brillant oriential poppy and have blooms on one plant. There are other plants that were successful wintersowers but they still seem to be HOS and have yet to bloom.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2010
1:21 AM

Post #7909403

Take root cuttings after bloom and when the leaves have died back for dorment period.
OP's dont like their roots disturbed especially when they are growing.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 10, 2010
9:40 AM

Post #8204770

I have to add this from 2 seasons experience with OP's.
Inmy comment on # 7816151. I dont know about Pattys Plum.
Other OP's I have delt with have responded to taking root cuttinge in August here Z6 when plant goes dorment.

I dug Beauty of Livermore and Queen Alexandra for transplant.
There were small root pieces left behind I guess as both areas where these plants used to be are showing winter crown leaves.
caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

April 9, 2011
1:15 PM

Post #8483169

TsFlowers, please let us know what kind of blooms your Patty's Plum seeds make.
TsFlowers
Delphi, IN

April 10, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8485379

It actually bloomed in 2010 with one bloom and looks just like Patty's Plum, except it may be a bit better. This will be it's second year to bloom and hopefully the parent plant and seedling will bloom at same time which didn't happen last year. And then this year I have a second self-sown seedling that I hope blooms. I'll attach the two photos of took of the seedling bloom 2010.

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TsFlowers
Delphi, IN

April 10, 2011
1:26 PM

Post #8485381

second photo

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 10, 2011
3:29 PM

Post #8485650

fantastic color
caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

April 11, 2011
2:47 PM

Post #8488270

They are beautiful! The plants I got from you are doing well. The iris in your photo makes a lovely companion.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 12, 2011
1:44 AM

Post #8489277

I love arrangements of different plants in the same color family.
TsFlowers
Delphi, IN

April 12, 2011
6:19 AM

Post #8489679

Until I posted the poppy photo here, I never noticed the Iris in the background. I guess I was studying the poppy. If anyone has Patty's Plum poppy and wants to combine that Iris, it's Desert Peace. I'm glad your plants are doing well Caitlin, and glad you like the color ge, but I can take no credit for that.

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