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botanical name:
Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum'
Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Oriental poppy
family:  Papaveraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Distinctive dusky dark reddish-purple flowers with dark basal blotches, May to July. Tends to fade to greyish mauve in bright sun.

Fertile well drained soil in full sun or a little shade, which reduces fading of the flower colour.

By division in spring or from root cuttings taken in late autumn or early winter.

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