plume poppy

DSCN8752DSCN8754DSCN8753DSCN8751I consider the bees whenever I choose a plant for the border.  The plume poppy remains a huge favorite, judging by the hundreds of bees that come daily once bloom is on.  I’m pretty sure that my neighbor dislikes this perennial as it tends to be invasive.  He pulls the many young plants out of his side of the fence and hey, I’m ok with that.  I have more than enough for my bees on this side.

The plume poppy may be considered weed like, but I admire its statuesque appearance, its generous blooms and how good it is for my bees.  Don’t plant it unless you have a large area that needs covering!  It will not disappoint.

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mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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2 Responses to plume poppy

  1. schwamu says:

    Neat; I’d never heard of the plume poppy. It certainly lives up to its name–plumey!

    My sister gave us six purple globe thistles last year, and it’s a regular bee-loud glade around here all of the time now. Do you have any of those?


    • jody says:

      I LOVE the purple globe thistle! I did have one in my east garden, but it didn’t survive the painting crew. My old house needed a facelift and the painters were uncommonly rough on that garden. I’ll have to look for some plants, thanks for the reminder! “bee-loud glade” makes me smile!


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