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Papaver "Patty's Plumb"

New Milford, CT

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...

This message was edited Aug 31, 2009 3:21 PM

Delphi, IN

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

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

I have never had any luck with OrintalPoppy seeds
I pay the extra to buy the plants.

Pocono Mountains, PA(Zone 6a)

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.

McGregor, IA(Zone 4b)

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

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Yep root cuttings are the only way I have ever had success propegating.

Silver Spring, MD(Zone 6b)

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.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

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.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

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.

McGregor, IA(Zone 4b)

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

Delphi, IN

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.

Thumbnail by TsFlowers
Delphi, IN

second photo

Thumbnail by TsFlowers
Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

fantastic color

McGregor, IA(Zone 4b)

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

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

I love arrangements of different plants in the same color family.

Delphi, IN

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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