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Meconopsis cambrica

Welsh poppy

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Features

  • BloomsApril to October
  • Height0.25m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourOrange, yellow, purple

Description

Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy). This is a compact clump of bright green foliage. The flower stems are strong and hold the prickly buds which will open to reveal solitary blooms of orange or yellow blossoms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Western Europe

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, shade, border, wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

Propagate by seed when fresh,(all but M.sheldonnii hybrid), in late summer; M.cambrica, M.grandis, M.quintuplinervia, M.sheldonii hybrid and their cultivators may also be propagated by division after flowering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails can cause damage.

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