Macleaya Kelways Coral Plume


  • 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 ornamental grasses.

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Product Description

  • This selection of Plume Poppy is a giant background plant with handsome, deeply-lobed powdery blue-grey leaves, topped in summer by big bronzy-coral coloured plumes. Plants will spread fairly quickly to form a large patch, so be sure to remove unwanted shoots in the spring. May also be grown in a large tub or pot, above the ground or sunk to the rim. Foliage and flowers are splendid for cutting. Quite popular as a specimen in large borders. Clumps are easily divided in early spring or late fall.
  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Moderate
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Pot size: 2L
  • Eventual height & spread: 1.8m x 90cm