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