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Commonly known as Blue poppy

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Genus of about 50 species of annuals, biennials and deciduous or evergreen, often short-lived or monocarpic, perennials.

They occur in moist, shady mountainous areas, alpine meadows, woodland, scree and rocky slopes in the Himalayas, Burma and China with one species from Western Europe, M.cambrica (syn. Papaver cambricum), Welsh poppy.

Further Reading....
  • Blue
  • Height
    90cm-1.2m (3-4ft)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Seed-raised, clump-forming cultivar with elliptic leaves.
  • 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
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Soil should be open enough to prevent stagnation and rot in winter. Given the right conditions, a longer-lived cultivar
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails, downy mildew
    Place of origin
    Garden origin.
  • Flower Shape
    Shallowly cup-shaped 10-15cm (4-6in) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
90cm-1.2m (3-4ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)

Buy Varieties of MECONOPSIS



Tibetan blue poppy

(Syn. betonicifolia) - blue Himalayan poppy

Free delivery
£7.00 each 
individually £16.00 each , 3+ £14.00 each 
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Available from July 2024 -
MECONOPSIS baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

MECONOPSIS baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

purple blue flowers

Free delivery
£7.00 packet 
MECONOPSIS 'Slieve Donard'

MECONOPSIS 'Slieve Donard'

Blue poppy

(syn. 'Dawyck'). Sky blue.

£16.00  , 3+ £14.00  
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Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.


purple-blue flowers.

Free delivery
£7.00 per packet 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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