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'Ruffled Patty'


'Ruffled Patty' (Papaver orientale (Oriental poppy))

Oh dear - what a disappointment on Friday when these poppies opened! They're not like 'Patty' at all - the're coral-coloured!



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They are beautiful!

5 Jun, 2010

 

i think they are gorgeous

5 Jun, 2010

 

They are, yes, in the right place! I've moved the plant - it clashed horribly with the other plants in this bed. It looks soooo much better where it is now!

5 Jun, 2010

 

Love them

5 Jun, 2010

 

What colour should they be Spritz?

5 Jun, 2010

 

Patty-coloured. LOL....Sorry - couldn't resist it!

'Patty's Plum' is just that - plum coloured. The coral ones next to her made her look kind of brown-ish. YUK!

5 Jun, 2010

 

I love them the fringed petals are lovely!

5 Jun, 2010

 

I love it, sorry Barbara, it is a very pretty colour....

5 Jun, 2010

 

they are very pretty, were you expecting them to be a plum colour? Its a shame when the colour isnt quite right.
still in the right place they will be stunning.

5 Jun, 2010

 

They are lovely. I think I prefer them to the plum colour.

6 Jun, 2010

 

they are pretty, but I do know what you mean PP needs just the right colour near it :) I really do like the ruffled ones

6 Jun, 2010

 

I do too - and they look great now, next to Lysimachia ciliata and its dark leaves.

Why call it 'Ruffled Patty', though?

6 Jun, 2010

 

was patty the lady who's garden they arose in? then a plum one would be patty's plum.

6 Jun, 2010

 

That's right...I wrote a blog about Patricia Marrow and how the poppy was discovered on her compost heap! She has a Nursery in Somerset.

6 Jun, 2010

 

it's a bit deceiving isn't it, I must admit, if I'd seen it I would have thought it had the same colour as PP. No matter, it's still a stunner :))))

7 Jun, 2010

 

Thanks - I do hope it's still in flower on Thursday, Grindle!

7 Jun, 2010

 

it's gorgeous. I love the coral color. But I can see if you were expecting something else why you'd be disappointed!

12 Jun, 2010

 

It is beautiful and more so when its in the right place, as you have noticed the naming is rather confusing. But hey ho these little things come to try us.

12 Jun, 2010

 

I've just been a-googling, and 'Ruffled Patty' should be a slightly lighter tone than 'Patty's Plum' - but still lavender with a deeper centre, certainly not coral.

So, Dr. Watson - what do we deduce from this? Well, Sherlock, that plant was wrongly labelled! Ho hum. :-((

12 Jun, 2010

 

Colour is so important for you, Spritz....especially, as you show your garden
everything has to be just so...i would like to see the colour of `Ruffled Patty`
when, or if you decide to try again...: ~ ))

12 Jun, 2010

 

If I could remember where I bought this, I might go and complain, because of the wrong labelling, but I can't, and of course it's probably too late this year to find the 'real' one. I'd quite like a genuine 'Ruffled Patty' - from the pictures I've seen, she'd fit nicely in the colour scheme...and you're right, Freesia.

13 Jun, 2010

 

That's a gorgeous flower (though I do understand that it would need to be in the right place so as not to upset the colour scheme). I love poppies but the flippin' snails chomped all my young plants that I carefully moved from a neighbour's pebble path before she exterminated them. How come they grew there but not in my border? Huh!

1 Jul, 2010

 

Not fair! How could she experminate them anyway? :-((

I have a horrible feeling that it objected to its forceable and sudden move - but hey-ho - it couldn't stay where it was. The trouble is that should I come across another one, it will probably be correctly labelled, and I'll end up with a lilac frilly poppy in my hot border! LOL.

2 Jul, 2010

 

Spritzhenry, my previous neighbour was no gardener, so liked everything to be tidy - hence the murder of the poppies that had seeded on her path (how dare they?) She also sheared all the budding tips off the Sharon Rose 'cos they looked untidy!!!

28 Sep, 2010

 

Definitely NOT a gardener, then! Mine aren't, either. They do awful things and I have to bite my tongue.

NEWS: Last week, by chance, I found another poppy labelled 'Ruflled Patty'. This time, I have kept the pot and the receipt, so if it's not the right colour, I'll be able to take it back and complain.

28 Sep, 2010



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