MECONOPSIS 'KEILLOUR VIOLET'

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MECONOPSIS 'KEILLOUR VIOLET'

$4.00 / packet

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Description

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.

Sowing Advice

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.

Key Facts

Family:Papaveraceae

Classification:Hardy perennial

Height:90cm-1.2m

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