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Meconopsis betonicifolia

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one of George Sherriff Group

Pot Size
0.5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Meconopsis betonicifolia

Common names

Himalayan blue poppy, Blue poppy

Description

Meconopsis betonicifolia (Himalayan blue poppy). This is a short-lived perennial it produces blue flowers in the spring and early summer, they will prefer a cool spot with rich, moist soil that is slightly acidic. In the winter they will not like a constant moisture. You should protect from hot sunlight and hot dry winds.

Cultivation

They will need a moist but not over-wet lime-free soil with plenty of humus and a cool site in part or full shade with shelter from strong winds. You can propagate from seed in late summer. They are poisonous and allergenic.

Interest and use

Shade, border, rock garden, wildflower/meadow

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Meconopsis betonicifolia | Glasgow, G22 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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