Papaver Plum Pudding
Oriental Poppy 'Plum Pudding'
DetailsOriental 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.
|Common Name||Oriental Poppy 'Plum Pudding'|
|Botanical Name||Papaver Plum Pudding|
|Zones||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 spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Amount of Rain||Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.
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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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