Meconopsis napaulensis pink-flowered
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: humus rich, moist, well drained, neutral to slightly acid soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June
- Other features: toothed, hairy, bluish green leaves
- Hardiness: fully hardy
From amongst the large rosette of evergreen foliage, tall branching stems arise in summer carrying heads of outward-facing to semi-pendent pink flowers. This is a majestic monocarpic species which will self-seed freely.
These plants can be quite difficult to grow, so are probably better suited to the more experienced gardener.
- 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.