This is quite an amazing blue poppy. We have grown these, experimentally, on a dry, south-facing bank whereupon, before flowering in midsummer, they seemed to die. What a surprise we had the following spring when the sleeping tubers magically re-appeared and flowered away with prickly stemmed, jagged-petalled, deepest blue flowers. Not at all what you expect from a meconopsis!
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. We have discovered that these also do well in almost any position so feel free to experiment!
Classification:Hardy perennial, Hardy biennial