Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New 'Ruffled Patty' Poppy

In the latest e-newsletter from Gardens Illustrated they highlighted a new variety of Papaver orientale to hit the market, 'Ruffled Patty'.

According to Heronswood Nursery, this poppy "bears huge lavender-streaked plum-color flowers whose petals are doubled, fringed, and twisted. Since the blossoms are strongly held on thick stems, rain and wind will not ruffle this Patty's constitution. Tolerant of drought and resists browsing deer and nibbling rabbits".  It stands about three feet tall and blooms early summer. 
Even before they bloom, the foliage of the oriental poppies fill the garden with lush greenery.  Leave the seed heads for autumn and winter interest or cut for long lasting dried flower arrangements.

Ask your local nursery about it or order from Heronswood or Nature Hills Nursery.


  1. These are beautiful! I've never seen any like this before- love it!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I agree...this is very beautiful.