From dense rosettes of silver and golden pelted leaves arise great monocarpic spikes of sulphur yellow silky flowers. One of the most fabulous and impressive plants in moist rich soil. One of the world's top meconopsis experts has explained that the true, genuine, botanically pure Meconopsis regia may no longer be in cultivation, but when it was, it bore a very close resemblance to the plants these seeds were collected from.
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