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Meconopsis quintuplinervia

Harebell poppy

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.25m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPale purple blue
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Meconopsis quintuplinervia (Harebell poppy). This is a clump-forming perennial, The leaves are produce in rosettes they are lance-shaped and mid to dark green they are covered in golden bristles. The flowers are cup-shaped and bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Tibet, W.China

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

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