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MECONOPSIS baileyi

Commonly known as Tibetan blue poppy

(Syn. betonicifolia) - blue Himalayan poppy
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Seeds £6.00 each

Available again FEBRUARY 2021 - fresh stock in late winter/early spring
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

Delivery Information Available again FEBRUARY 2021
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre

Seeds may be available, check buying options below.

  • 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 - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - 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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Bog garden -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Wet or boggy soil
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1.2m (4ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  45cm (18in)
 

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