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Blue Himalayan Poppy Meconopsis betonicifolia

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
meh-kon-OP-sis beh-ton-ih-kih-FOH-lee-ah
Description

Upon seeing advertisements, most gardeners would like to grow blue poppy, but their cultural requirements of cool temperatures, moist soils, and perfect drainage in summer and winter usually cannot be achieved. They are only recommended for mountain rock gardens and best in the pacific northwest.  It propagates by reseeding itself in the garden.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#showy flowers#blue#blue flowers#accent plant#mass planting#high maintenance#rock garden#mountains#hard to grow#borders
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#blue#blue flowers#accent plant#mass planting#high maintenance#rock garden#mountains#hard to grow#borders
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Meconopsis
    Species:
    betonicifolia
    Family:
    Papaveraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Himalayas, Asia, Western Europe
    Distribution:
    Mountains- Pacific NW best
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    6 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Early to mid-summer intense, deep blue satiny flowers appear.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Light green rosette of hairy leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Rabbits