A PLUM POPPY!!!

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    ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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    I've got a small collection of Oriental Poppies of around 11, some named and some not. But this Poppy has got to be my favourite............"Paty's Plum":

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    This variety flowers later than most of the rest, although all the unnamed Poppies haven't flowered as yet although they're in bud.
     
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      It is lovely Armandii. Is it a larger species that the little Welsh poppy?
       
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      Oh Yes, Jenny, the Oriental Poppy plant gets to around 4' tall and 3' wide, while the flowers can be around 6" wide.....which makes them even more spectacular!!:snork:
       
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      Thank you, Armandii, I have been given 4 Black poppy seedlings which I have placed around the garden (ours and the communal bit) and I am looking forward to it flowering. Very young though as yet,
       
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      This is the fringed version of Patty's Plum
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        do they self seed as good the red ones? x beautiful shade i might add :wub2:
         
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        Patty's Plum is certainly one gorgeous poppy. I believe it has to be propagated from root cuttings. The trouble with poppies is they're a bit short-lived. Gorgeous, but not with us for long (irises and peonies are like that too).
         
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        Well, I go the quick way of propagating them, Joolz, by dividing them, even a portion of root left in the soil will root.:biggrin: They produce massive seed heads and will self seed if you want them to.

        I like the frilly version of Paty's Plum, Pal, although the colour doesn't seem to be the same:scratch:.........more pink than the single version??:snork: :dunno:
         
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        Breathtaking all of above.
         
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        Papaver somniferum 'Black Peony' .
        I think that's the one I am growing Armandii. It's an annual I think,
        Jenny
         
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        Hi Tiarella, good to hear from you.:thumbsup::snork: I hope you will forgive me for disagreeing with you regarding Oriental Poppies being short lived as a plant, some of the unnamed Oriental Poppies I have are around 20 to 25 years old, same with my Paeonies.:snork:

        But if you're talking about the duration of the flowers then I do agree with you:snork: However, I try to get around it to some extent by getting different varieties which will flower at different times. Some years it works and some years.............!!! However, like the Paeonies, despite the brief flowering period I wait for the Poppies to flower with great excitement and anticipation every year.:hapydancsmil:
         
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        I like the frilly one too but do bees? weve got loads of the red oriental poppies that self seed(not flowered yet)they usual look good for a hr before the bees knock petals off them :gaah:i might invest in a deep vase this summer and use them toward cut flowers,that might keep numbers down next yr :heehee: really like the the shade thou :blue thumb: x
         
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        Nice jenny,im hoping my white peony show up again this yr..i dont think i had sucess with the black last yr but id have to look throu pics x
         
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        I,'ve never had trouble with bees damaging the petals, Joolz, although they do like Poppies:dunno: They seem to thrive in deep and light shade as well as in the sunlight, so they're quite an adaptable plant.

        I think it's also called Papaver somniferum "BLACK BEAUTY", Jenny, or if not they're very similar. It's a very deep red and looks like a fantastic poppy to come across!! I'm a sucker for Poppies and like them all:snork:
         
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        Ah jenny i did get one last yr but not sure on name armandii :dunno:
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