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Meconopsis betonicifolia

Himalayan blue poppy

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  • Meconopsis betonicifolia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Meconopsis betonicifolia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Meconopsis betonicifolia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.8m to 1.3m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBright blue purple white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

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.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Blue poppy

Origin

Burma, Tibet, Yunnan

Interest and use

Shade, border, rock garden, wildflower/meadow

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  • Meconopsis betonicifolia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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  • Meconopsis betonicifolia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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.

Propagation

Seeds

Pests, diseases or disorders

Attracts Slugs.

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