MECONOPSIS BAILEYI SHADES OF BLUE
This selection includes both pale blue and violet shades of the famous "Himalayan Blue Poppy" as well as the normal kingfisher blue. It forms clumps of hairy leaves from which arise strong stems carrying heads of silky, almost transparent petals with golden eyes, and is one of the most beautiful garden plants you can grow.
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.