MECONOPSIS 'KEILLOUR VIOLET'
One of the lovely new poppy discoveries of recent years, this exquisite plant opens large floppy petals in a new and delightful shade of violet-purple. It multiplies up each year, finally forming a massive golden-haired clump which can be divided to increase the size of the bed. In a shady spot with organic-enriched soil a bed of these plants make an unbelievable sight. Very few seeds have been collected.
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.