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Meconopsis cambrica ‘Flore Pleno’

Welsh poppy

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.25m to 1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourOrange, yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Meconopsis cambrica ‘Flore Pleno’ (Welsh poppy). This produces yellow or orange, semi-double flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Western Europe

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°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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