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Meconopsis paniculata

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height1.5m to 2m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Meconopsis paniculata. A monocarpic, evergreen perennial with rosettes of hairy, pinnatisect grey green leaves to 60cm. From late spring branching stems bear shallowly lobed leaves and racemes of panicle-like cymes of pendent, cup-shaped, pale yellow flowers. 2m tall. From East Nepal to India. Fully hardy.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

India

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, 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. You can propagate from seed in late summer.

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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