Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
This fabulous plant, which bears a slight resemblance to Meconopsis regia, has gorgeous rosettes of grey-green leaves and strong, hairy stems bearing sprays of large, sumptuous, golden-eyed, pure white flowers. Found at altitude in Tibet and Bhutan, this appropriately named plant,which has proved relatively easy to grow here in Devon from wild collected seed, has made enormous plants that produce gasps of surprise from garden visitors.
Sowing advice: Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in early spring covering them very thinly in a cool spot. Seeds usually appear within 4 to 6 weeks. Pot on into loose, peaty compost into 3 inch pots and grow on small plants in a shaded spot or with cover to protect from hot sun. Plant out finally into a moist, well-manured, peaty or organic soil, in shade if possible.
$4.30 / packet