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Meconopsis napaulensis

Satin poppy

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height1.5m to 2.5m
  • Spread0.75m to 1.25m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPink red purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen-yellow

Description

Meconopsis napaulensis (Satin poppy). A flat rosette, evergreen perennial from China. Pale green-yellow leaves are pinnatisect to oblong and lobed. In spring pink-red-purple cup-shaped flowers are produced.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

China

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Humus-rich
  • 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. They are poisonous and allergenic.

Propagation

Propagate from seed in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails can cause damage.

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