Papaver Plum Pudding

Oriental Poppy 'Plum Pudding'

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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.

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Zones 3 - 7
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Containers
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Bloom Time Mid spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot


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.
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
Flower Color Purple
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
Soil Moisture Average
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

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