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Meconopsis grandis

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height1m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourRich blue purple red
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Meconopsis grandis. This species will produce rich blue poppies. The leaves are found in rosettes of irregularly toothed, deciduous green leaves with red-brown or rust coloured hairs. In early summer, flowers can be up to 15cm across.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

India

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • 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.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Attracts slugs

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