Meconopsis baileyi

9cm pot £7.99
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Buy Meconopsis baileyi himalayan blue poppy: Striking flower colour

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus rich, moist, well drained, neutral to slightly acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    From early to midsummer, branching bristly stems carry several shallow, bowl-shaped, flowers in shades of sky blue to pinkish-lavender well above the tufted foliage. Ideal for the edges of a woodland where there is reliable moisture in summer.

    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.

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Notes on Meconopsis baileyi

"The Himalayan Blue poppy of cool stream sides - pursue it like the yeti for it’s true blue flowers are stunning in evening light"

Second time lucky

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I first saw a blue poppy in the royal botanical gardens in Edinburgh and was captivated by it. My first one didn't survive slugs and lasts years heat wave. This time I put a barrier around it to stop slugs getting to the young leaves and planted in more in the shade.

Stephen

Wiltshire

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I'm looking to buy more !

5

Absolutely beautiful. Took 2 years to grow strong enough to bloom - totally worth the wait !

GB

Aberdeenshire

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Stunning

5

I almost gave up on this one and moved it to a final home. Gave it a good talking to - moved it to a spot with a lot of afternoon shade and morning - it thrived.

Shushannah

Sheffield

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Slug banquet.

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Nobody told me it was snails favourite food!

Merry

Hampshire

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Whats wrong with my Meconopsis? I am worried about my Himalayan blue poppy. It seems to be shrivelling up and disappearing. It has been watered and the other plants around it are all doing fine. Any advice?

Angela Bambridge

Meconopsis betonicifolia, (Himalayan blue poppy) is a tricky plant to grow. It needs to be humus-rich, moist but well drained soil that is slightly acidic and it must be in dappled shade. Anywhere else and it will not thrive. The only thing I can suggest is to keep checking on it and water if the plant gets dry. Please keep in mind too that all our hardy plants are covered by a one year guarantee so if it doesn't survive then just let us know and we will replace or refund it.

Crocus

Hi I've arranged for a replacement plant to be sent out so hopefully this one will fair better. Regards Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus

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