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MECONOPSIS baileyi

Commonly known as Tibetan blue poppy

(Syn. betonicifolia) - blue Himalayan poppy
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Oblong to oval, toothed, light bluish-green leaves 15-30cm (6-12in) long, heart-shaped at the base.
  • Blue
    Or purple with yellow stamens.
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    45cm (18in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Sometimes short-lived perennial.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade

MECONOPSIS baileyi

 
Seeds £6.00 each 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Soil should be open enough to prevent stagnation and rot in winter. Less likely to be monocarpic (dying after first flowering) if flowering is prevented until several crowns have formed
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails, downy mildew.
    Place of origin
    Tibet, southwestern China, Burma. Discovered by French missionary Jean Marie Delavay. First viable seed brought back to UK by Frank Kingdon-Ward (1885-1958) in 1924.
  • Flower Shape
    Saucer-shaped
    8-10cm (3-4in) across.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich
    Neutral to acid soil
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
1.2m (4ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  45cm (18in)
 

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