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Corinne21-Aug-06 11:21 AM EST 2b   
Michelle. L.22-Aug-06 01:53 AM EST 5a   
Corinne22-Aug-06 10:06 AM EST 2b   
Shari22-Aug-06 04:18 PM EST 6   
Corinne22-Aug-06 07:31 PM EST 2b   
Shari23-Aug-06 01:04 PM EST 6   
Corinne24-Aug-06 12:26 AM EST 2b   
Shari24-Aug-06 12:20 PM EST 6   
Michelle. L.24-Aug-06 02:06 PM EST 5a   
Shari25-Aug-06 12:47 PM EST 6   


Subject: Patty's Plum Poppy
From: Corinne
Zone: 2b
Date: 21-Aug-06 11:21 AM EST

I have 2 Patty's Plum Poppies, one planted 4 yrs. ago and the other 2yrs. ago. They both come up every year and get a few leaves, no flowers and then dry up and die down. Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong? Also would anyone know if Black & Blue Salvia is perennial in this zone? Thanks.


Subject: RE: Patty's Plum Poppy
From: Michelle. L.
Zone: 5a
Date: 22-Aug-06 01:53 AM EST

Sorry about your Patty's Plum poppy.. i have no idea why that would happen.. after 4 years of it doing this though I would chuck it and try a new variety. In answer though to your question about the Black and Blue salvia, from what I have read it is only hardy in zones 6 and up. Too bad, that would be one I would like in my garden as well..


Subject: RE: Patty's Plum Poppy
From: Corinne
Zone: 2b
Date: 22-Aug-06 10:06 AM EST

Thanks, I keep hoping this is the year it will finally bloom, but you may be right, another variety might bloom. I do have Royal Wedding Poppy and it blooms beautifully. I have the Black & Blue Salvia in containers and they are gorgeous, so I'll try them out in the garden next year as annual. Thanks again.


Subject: RE: Patty's Plum Poppy
From: Shari (sharishabits@telus.net)
Zone: 6
Date: 22-Aug-06 04:18 PM EST

I do not know this Patty's Plum Poppy but I have a special place in my heart for poppies of all types. Please tell me about it?


Subject: RE: Patty's Plum Poppy
From: Corinne
Zone: 2b
Date: 22-Aug-06 07:31 PM EST

It is an Oriental Poppy, hardy zone 3-9. It has frilled plum colored flowers. It seems to me I read that it was re-discovered a few years ago when it was found headed for the garbage, but who knows. I thought it was such a lovely color, but so far, I've only seen it in pictures. The tag says 24-30" in height and mid-spring bloom. Hope that helps. I have a fondness for poppies too.


Subject: RE: Patty's Plum Poppy
From: Shari (sharishabits@telus.net)
Zone: 6
Date: 23-Aug-06 01:04 PM EST

Thanks Corinne. I hope it blooms for you!

My "poppy love" stems from memories of my Grandma's garden. How bout yours?


Subject: RE: Patty's Plum Poppy
From: Corinne
Zone: 2b
Date: 24-Aug-06 12:26 AM EST

Yes from my Baba's and my mom's gardens. I just love how they dance in the wind. I have seeds from the big red poppies that my Baba passed on to my mom who has passed them on to me now, so I do hope they grow next year. I have no problem with California poppies, they are like weeds, but I still love them. Also have a few called "Mother of Pearl" and the color is so soft and delicate. Now I'm rambling!


Subject: RE: Patty's Plum Poppy
From: Shari (sharishabits@telus.net)
Zone: 6
Date: 24-Aug-06 12:20 PM EST

Ramble away, girl!

I planted some scarlet poppies "Beauty of Livermore" but have to wait till next year for blooms. They are my faves but the "Mother of Pearl" sound lovely too.


Subject: RE: Patty's Plum Poppy
From: Michelle. L.
Zone: 5a
Date: 24-Aug-06 02:06 PM EST

Oooh!! The Beauty of Livermore is a beautiful one!! Just though I would let you know Shari that the Patty's Plum Poppy was at that Blue Mountain Nursery this spring.. maybe they will have it next year too if you are looking for it, and can't find it in Vernon


Subject: RE: Patty's Plum Poppy
From: Shari (sharishabits@telus.net)
Zone: 6
Date: 25-Aug-06 12:47 PM EST

thanx for the tip Michelle! I will definitely make a trip there next spring.


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