Papaver Plum Pudding

Oriental Poppy 'Plum Pudding'

Oriental Poppy Plum Pudding (Papaver Plum Pudding) has deep plum-pink tissue-like blossoms with striking black centers. Plum Pudding Oriental Poppy has long-lasting blooms and is a compact and robust variety that makes a wonderful cut flower.
Zones 3 - 7
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flowers
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall 12-24" wide
Bloom Time Mid spring to early summer
Size No

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Oriental Poppy Plum Pudding (Papaver Plum Pudding) has long-lasting, non-fading deep plum-pink blossoms with black centers. It's longer-blooming than most poppies, blooming in early summer to mid summer; it may rebloom again in late summer. Reaching only 30 inches tall, Plum Pudding Oriental Poppy is more compact than other varieties. Papaver Plum Pudding has sturdy stems and makes a wonderful cut flower. To increase bloom time, deadhead regularly. If you leave the seed heads, they can be of use in dried flower arrangements. This poppy requires full sun and well-drained soil.
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Ships To Canada
Common Name
Oriental Poppy 'Plum Pudding'
Botanical Name
Papaver Plum Pudding
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Spring, Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Mid spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Containers, Low Maintenance
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