This very rare and lovely, high-altitude, white-eyed, dwarf blue poppy comes from high in the mountains of the Himalayas and Tibet where it inhabits grassy scree slopes. The leaves and stems are covered with thousands of attractive, sharp golden hairs, which presumably make it less palatable to grazing animals.
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)