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Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume' (Plume Poppy)

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


Providing architectural height to borders, Macleaya microcarpa 'Kelway's Coral Plume' is a vigorous, spreading perennial that produces tall, upright stems clad with rounded and lobed, gray-green leaves with downy white undersides. In summer they are topped by large, airy panicles of tiny coral-pink flowers resembling hazy plumes. Both foliage and flowers are excellent for cutting.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Blooming profusely from mid or late summer to fall, 'Kelway's Coral Plume' seldom needs staking.
  • Grows vigorously up to 6-8 ft. high (180-240 cm) and spreads 3-4 ft. (90-120 cm). Slow to get going (this plant usually barely grows in its first season), this plant can spread quickly, once established, to form a large colony. Make sure you remove unwanted shoots in the spring.
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade, in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. This plant will tolerate most soils. For the best foliage, provide shelter from cold winds.
  • Easy to grow, this plant is a welcomed addition to beds, borders and cottage gardens
  • Cut down to the base in late fall. Propagate by division in late fall or spring or separate root rhizomes when dormant in winter and treat as you would root cuttings.
  • Generally pest and disease free.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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