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Meconopsis × sheldonii

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height1m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBright blue
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Meconopsis × sheldonii. A rosette forming, hairy perennial with elliptic, toothed dark green leaves 15-30cm. In late spring bears cup-shaped, deep rich to blue-shaded flowers 6-10cm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Burma, China

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

Fully hardy, 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

Slugs and snails can cause damage.

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