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PlantFiles: Oriental Poppy
Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Papaver (puh-PAY-ver) (Info)
Species: orientale (or-ee-en-TAY-lee) (Info)
Cultivar: Patty's Plum

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16 members have or want this plant for trade.

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rose_gardenmom On Nov 2, 2014, rose_gardenmom from Boise, ID wrote:

The pocket gophers here really love oriental poppies . . . I've had entire blooming plants completely disappear in hours, pulled under by the roots! Finally found a way to safely grow 'Patty's Plum' . . . dug a large hole and buried two very large rocks that naturally formed a narrow wedge between them, with the poppy roots squeezed between. It worked, and the plant has been thriving now for several years. :)

Positive snidley On Apr 2, 2013, snidley from American Fork, UT wrote:

In Utah these plants are very hardy and survived for many years without any water except the meager amount we get around here. Most everything else died when I had to leave my perrenial garden for a number of years.
I have oriental orange poppies. Like I said like weeds, but people don't pick them. And they make a beautiful bouquet. The trick is to catch them young (just opening) so they last longer. Then you have to either dip them in wax as you pick them, or, the method I use is to take a lighter and burn the cut ends for fifteen or twenty seconds. So I choose, pick, burn and directly into water. They will last and are beautiful. I have ordered a red and a white for planting this year and am considering buying patty's plum. Mine are very old ( over twenty years ) and Big and require a lot of room.

Positive wallaby1 On Dec 8, 2005, wallaby1 from Lincoln
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Obtained as a young plant from Mill Cottage Plants, Wookey, UK, whose owner is a registered RHS speaker. This plant is a vegetative propogation, and is the only way a true plant can be got. Seed grown plants will not come true, but it is said not to produce seed. However I have had seed from it and grown a very interesting plant, crossed with two others I have, and is as worthy as the parent, but very different. I have also seen seed for sale.
It has been in its present spot for 5 years and has grown to a good sized clump, always flowering reliably. A wonderfully cupped and frilly paper crepe-textured flower.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lompoc, California
Boise, Idaho
Coshocton, Ohio
Hillsboro, Oregon
American Fork, Utah
Kalama, Washington
Mukilteo, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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