Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Plume Poppy

Plume Poppy (Macleaya cordata) - one of the few bright spots in the drab late July garden.



Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

11 comments:

  1. What lovely foliage. A bright spot indeed.

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  2. I love my plume poppy, but do not trust it.

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  3. That's cool foliage! Drab is a good way to describe my garden right now, but I don't see how that term could ever apply to yours!

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  4. Phillip the plume poppy always does well for you. Nice colour to the foliage.

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  5. Philip, do you have this in shade? I love the blue color.

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  6. Really neat foliage, love how it spills into the yard.

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  7. Les, it does get out of hand sometimes but it is easy to pull up.

    C.C., it is in partial shade (just a few hours sun).

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  8. What a pretty plant. Like lace in the garden.

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  9. Many MANY years ago, I received a plume poppy in a trade with someone in the east. This was done through GardenWeb.com. She warned me it could be invasive, and she begged me not to curse her because of this. Eventually I did poison it because it was taking over the bed where it was growing. That was long ago and it has popped up again after being gone for so long. I really love the plant because of the bicolor foliage, so I might have to start it in an area of the yard where it won't matter.

    For anyone interested, you can still swap plants through GardenWEb, either by mail or at one of many plant swaps throughout each state.

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  10. I was given an autumn clematis by a friend. Later I read in Southern Living that if you wanted to get even with someone,give them this plant. If you want to keep them as a friend, don't give it to them. I went back to work the next day and told her what I read. we're still friends.

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  11. Do the deer like it? I love the foliage.

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