Wordless Wednesday 3/6/15 – Pattys Plum



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  1. Pauline says:

    Beautiful flower, but my Patty’s Plum is a different colour altogether, a dark mauve and not quite flowering yet.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Pauline
      Now you have me thinking and I think you might be right, I think (in the dim recesses of my mind) that it might be Sarah Bernhart. I know I got it from Sarah Raven. Maybe I have just heard Patty’s Plum so much I had forgotten about poor Sarah!!!!!!

    2. Helen Johnstone says:

      Hi Pauline again
      Its def not Sarah Bernhardt. It was sold to me as Pattys Plum and does look like the one on SR website. I think the light in the photo has made it appear very red which it isnt.

  2. It’s a glorious colour, even it it isn’t quite the real-life colour!

  3. Noelle says:

    Yours is beautiful and flowering much earlier than mine. I bought Patty’s Plum from Cotswold Garden Flowers on my visit there in January 2015, so maybe it is getting its root run established. I’ll post when it is in bloom.

  4. Cathy says:

    Exciting to see, Helen. Just planted here to replace one I loved in a previous garden. It seems to be getting a grip, in spite of the heat. Yours is a lovely reminder of what’s to come.

  5. Cathy says:

    Just read your exchange with Pauline – must admit I thought it was a different colour to my previous. But yours is lovely and, unfortunately, I’d like to get hold of it too!

  6. owenldn says:

    Hi Helen- love this plant- theres also a cultivar called Plum Pudding which I found this year apparently blooms slightly longer than Patty- but both equally nice! Lovely!

  7. Anca Tîrcă says:

    Lovely image, Helen!

  8. Sarah says:

    I used to have Patty’s Plum, but she upped and left one year. She used to loll around on neighbouring plants as she couldn’t support herself whereas yours looks quite upright and rigid. I much prefer the pinky coral I see on my screen to the washed-out mauve colour I remember of mine. Everything has suddenly gone whoosh in my garden and I’m sitting in the garden having trimmed the box balls, cut the grass and cleaned the pond pump. It’s good.

  9. Ian Baker says:

    The poppy looks superb, I love the way the flower stands upright. Mine always seem to hang down hiding their inner beauty. Maybe I need to try a different variety.

  10. Yvone Ryan says:

    Love poppies. I have been growing pink and purply opium poppies for over 40 years and hoping some seed comes up in friendly parts of the garden this year. I have a lot of seedlings pop up in a pot and have carefully transplanted some. I don’t usually have much luck with transplanting – they don’t like it even if tiny – but here’s hoping! I have quite a few soldier poppies in pots to commemerate WW1 and they are happy. Looking forward to seeing them flower over winter.

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