MECONOPSIS NAPAULENSIS 'PINKY'
This seldom seen beautiful bright pink variant opens its golden-eyed flowers on branching spurs which sprout from a thick, strong main stem in late spring right into summer. Deeply-lobed leaves felted with silvery hairs form what is one of the most sumptuous evergreen winter rosette of any of the 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.