Meconopsis betonicifolia

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Meconopsis-betonicifolia

The much sought after Himalayan Blue Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia, is an attractive plant with loose, basal rosettes of light bluish green leaves and tall stalks of striking saucer-shaped blue flowers in summer.    It is considered a challenge to grow by even the most experienced gardeners but is worth the effort.  The amazing blue flower color is a traffic stopper. 

The Himalayan Blue Poppy is best grown in partial shade in a sheltered location in cool, moist, very well-drained soil.   They can be grown in full sun in cool coastal or Northern climates.   They may be short-lived, particularly if grown in poorly drained soil.  48”x18”   Deciduous.  Himalayan Blue Poppies are native to rock crevices and thickets in the Eastern Himalaya. Hardy to -40 degrees F.  Papaveraceae

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