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Meconopsis Baileyi (Himalayan Blue Poppy ( Syn . Betonicifolia ))

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Meconopsis baileyi (himalayan blue poppy ( syn . betonicifolia ))

Meconopsis Baileyi (Himalayan Blue Poppy ( Syn . Betonicifolia ))

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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: humus rich, moist, well drained, neutral to slightly acid soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: June
Flower colour: bright blue
Other features: toothed, hairy, bluish green leaves
Hardiness: fully hardy
Spectacular, saucer shaped, bright blue flowers with golden centres in early summer above rosettes of toothed, hairy, bluish green leaves. This elusive Himalayan blue poppy looks lovely growing in a shady woodland setting. It is short-lived perennial and unless planted in moist soil can die after flowering, though it usually does produce several crowns around the parent plant which will bloom the following year. Garden care: Stake with bamboo canes or brushwood before the flowers appear. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of bark chippings, well-rotted leaf mould or composted pine needles around the base of the plant in spring.



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