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  • plume poppy
  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume'

plume poppy

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £12.99
2 litre pot £12.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June and July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Hazy plumes of tiny, coral-pink or taupe flowers appear in June and July on stiff, towering stems, above unusual, scalloped, glaucous leaves. Unlike other flowering perennials of similar height, this handsome plume poppy seldom needs staking. Planted in bold swathes, it makes a lovely centrepiece for a large, sunny, moist but well-drained border, sheltered from cold, drying winds, and it looks wonderful with ornmanental grasses.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large colonies in late autumn or spring. Cut down to the ground in autumn or spring.
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