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Plume Poppy!
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KeyWee54
Western Kentucky Zone 7a
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April 10, 2013 - 8:29 am

You can imagine my dire disappointment when I saw that the moles (drat those %&$#) found the plume poppy I planted in a special spot where I could keep an eye on it.  I got it in the ground right away in August so I thought it would have plenty of time to get established and over-winter.  So devastating when I couldn't find even the root where I had placed the marker.

 

WELL !!!!!  Today, I saw the first little sprout a full FOOT away from the marker.  I was literally dancing in the driveway!  Must be true what they say that it does its work underground during the winter and I am SO SO excited to see it. 

 

A million thanks again!

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HSwantabe
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April 10, 2013 - 10:46 pm

Yeah! Always great to see something pull through when we don't think they have a chance at all :D

Indiana, zone 5

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Lark
Wisconsin zone 4/5
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April 22, 2013 - 7:47 pm

Wow, your Plume Poppy already spread?Confused It must love its new home. I haven't seen mine emerge from the soil yet.Frown I have it in a place that it can 'GO CRAZY'.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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KeyWee54
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April 23, 2013 - 5:18 am

It's just tiny little ones poking up all over (and I see the green-n-white euphorbia coming up all around it too).  I have it in a contained area between the fence and the workshop, but it could get under the fence I suppose.  Either way, I don't care ~ I am just SOOOO excited to see it!

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Lark
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August 16, 2013 - 12:23 pm

I got ANOTHER Plume Poppy from a friend. Last years plant didn't make it.  I planted this one in a different area of the garden.  Sure hope it survives.  They are a beautiful AGGRESSIVE plant.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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KeyWee54
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August 17, 2013 - 7:05 am

Yours lives ON in Kentucky!  I can save seed if you need it.  They are blooming now and have been for about a month.  I have it growing next to the green-n-white euphorbia and they are pretty together.  

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KeyWee54
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April 4, 2014 - 6:15 am

Guess what??  After 4" of rain on Wed and another inch or so last night ~ the plume poppy has made its 2014 entrance!!  It is popping up all over in the area where I am letting it do its thing.  The area is bordered by garage, driveway, and fence so it can fill in the whole thing ~ it will probably creep under the fence someday, but oh well.  So thanks again, and I have shared some with my friend Jan, too ~ so the eternal gift!  Any sign of yours yet?

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Lark
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April 4, 2014 - 6:34 am

No sign of my Plume Poppy YET!  But then again there isn't too much of anything showing life in my gardens.  Cold, rain and grey here in my neck of the woods.

 

That is a lot of rain. Does it drain off pretty good? With some sunshine your plants will really be popping. I am anxious to walk the yard and see what made it through our tough Winter.

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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Lark
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June 9, 2014 - 5:58 am

KeyWee, my Plume Poppy has finally started to grow. Tiny but at least it lived. I think I will put a cage on it so it doesn't get stepped on. :0)

 

I hope yours goes crazy!

Dousman, Wisconsin, zone 5

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KeyWee54
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June 10, 2014 - 6:15 am

Oh don't you worry if it is tiny ~ that's the way mine started!  Now it is six feet tall and just beginning to show signs of blooms.  I want Mark to take my picture with it so you can see how big it is.  The spot where I have it is between the driveway and the fence, right next to my workshop door so I thought it was rather contained.  Of course, it went under the fence into the backyard but that's okay there too.  

We have had a LOT of rain lately (this is the 2nd year in a row which is VERY unusual) and some heavy downpours and I thought for SURE the PP would flop and lay over.  Nope, it is strong  enough now to stand up to almost anything, I think.  

So thanks so much again for this wonderful plant.  It is surely not for everyone but if you have the space (like me) I love it!  

(Unlike the houttunyia I planted which was NOT from you and which I curse the day I ever put it in ~ I will be a LIFE time getting rid of it ~ avoid, avoid!!).

P.S.  Let me know if you want some seed for the Siberian wallflower (orange).  My order required 5000 seeds!!  I had it in WI and it was a wonderful and fragrant wildflower.  

 

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