Plume Poppy

Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume'

Plume Poppy - Macleaya microcarpa  'Kelway's Coral Plume'

Common Name: Plume Poppy
Genus: Macleaya
Species: microcarpa
Cultivar: 'Kelway's Coral Plume'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.20 m (220 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Brown, Pink
Foliage Colour: Blue/GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

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.