MECONOPSIS 'LINGHOLM' (EX GRANDIS)
With enormous deep cobalt blue flowers, up to four inches across, this is certainly the best blue poppy ever available. It multiplies up steadily each year into a massive golden-haired clump which can be divided to increase the size of the bed, and in a shady spot with moist, organic-enriched soil, a bed of these plants makes an unbelievable sight. This quite reliable perennial is far superior to the already famous Meconopsis betonicifolia. We even grow beds of these successfully in hot, dry Devon, and challenge you to grow these gorgeous plants. We will gladly buy your crop of seeds back from you or exchange it for seeds from our list if you are successful!
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. These long-lived plants are completely herbaceous, dying down to a large, resting, underground winter bud, please do not disturb them whilst they are asleep!
Common name:Blue Poppy, Himalayan Poppy, 'Fertile Blue Group'
Seeds / gram:600 (Approx)