MECONOPSIS SUPERBA 'PINK EYE'
This lovely hybrid of the rare and normally white Meconopsis superba opens trusses of distinctive, pink-centred white flowers at intervals along its strong hairy stem. Flower shades from the resultant seedlings may vary but all will be attractive. This gorgeous hardy plant is worth growing just for the impressive overwintering evergreen rosette of silvery-grey hairy leaves.
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