MECONOPSIS BAILEYI 'HENSOL VIOLET'
Bright violet-purple flowers, with the merest hint of red adorn this quite exquisite variant of the "Himalayan Blue Poppy". Coming quite true from seed, it surprises countless poppy-lovers who have never before seen this unusual plant. This strain of seed actually originated from Hensol Castle where Lady Henderson discovered it.
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.
Common name:Previously called MECONOPSIS BETONICIFOLIA 'HENSOL VIOLET'
Seeds / gram:1000 (Approx)