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Meconopsis betonicifolia Poppy Blue (meconopsis)
Blue Poppy (meconopsis) Blue Poppy

Meconopsis betonicifolia Poppy Blue (meconopsis) Blue Poppy (meconopsis) Blue Poppy
RHS Award of Garden Merit
£3.69 0820000064 Category: Seeds > Flower Seeds
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Meconopsis betonicifolia or the famous 'Blue Poppy', has one of the most beautiful blooms in the entire flower kingdom. It is only to be expected the, that an elusive, magical flower like this is a little harder to grow. The secret with this plant is to grow cool and well shaded. Height: 60-90cm (24-36in).

This variety has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.

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Awards RHS Award of Garden Merit
Botanical name Meconopsis betonicifolia
Common name Blue Poppy (meconopsis) Blue Poppy
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Blue
Flowering time Summer
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance N
Habit Clump forming
Plant type Flower Seeds
Season of interest Summer
Time to maturity 2 - 5 years
Ultimate height 0.6m - 1m
Ultimate spread 0.1m - 0.5m
Useful/additional information Pre-chill seed for 3 weeks. Sow in winter or early spring in good free draining seed compost covering the seed with a light sprinkling of compost. Place out of doors in a coldframe or sheltered spot. Keep compost moist, protect from heavy rain but not from frost which is beneficial. Leave for about five weeks then bring into warmth of 13-18C (55-65F). At two-leaf stage transplant seedlings to 8cm (3in) pots. Keep shaded from strong sunlight. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions and plant out when well established into deep, moist loam in sheltered semi-shaded position, spacing the plants 46-60cm apart.

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