Well known hardy perennial for its piercing blue flowers but surprisingly rarely seen.
It has a reputation for being difficult to grow. However once established it requires little if any attention.
Genus - Meconopsis
Species - Betonicifolia
Common name - Tibetian Poppy
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Perennial
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Exposure - Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Height - 0,90 - 1,80 m
Spread - 0,45 - 0,60 m
Growth rate - Fast
Bloom season - June
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Blue
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral
Soil type - Well drained, loam
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Mixed Border
Sow indoors January to April, in pots of moist compost. Sow thinly, cover lightly with fine compost. Firm gently and keep moist.
Cover pots with glass, polythene or propagator lid. Keep at approx +15-20C.
Seedlings appear in 14-28 days.
Remove cover when seedlings appear. When large enough transplant individually to larger pots if necessary. Stand outside for a few days late May (avoid frosts). Transplant 20 cm apart in flowering position.
Keep moist and weed free.
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