A rare and unusual blue poppy with bristly, spiny stems and leaves, and frilly cobalt-blue flowers with attractive central bosses of white anthers. Flowers are produced over an extended period until late in the year. This is one of the few Asiatic meconopsis with the ability to "hibernate" if a dry summer prevents it from flowering successfully, when it quickly dies down to a resting tuber which will sprout again the following spring!
Seeds can be sown at any time, but for a full season of growth are best sown in trays in early spring. Cover seeds thinly in a cool spot, artificial heat is rarely needed as this can cause rapid germination and fungal attack. Seedlings usually appear within 3 to 6 weeks but can take much longer. Pot on into small pots and protect from hot sun. Plant out into a shaded, moist, peaty or organic soil. Many are herbaceous, dying down to a large, resting, winter bud.
Classification:Hardy perennial, Hardy biennial
Packet Content:20 (Approx)