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Himalayan Blue Poppy 20 Seeds - Meconopsis
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- The most popular of the Blue Meconopsis Poppy species and the easiest to grow!
- The Azure blue 3" flowers are borne on stately stems and never fail to bring gasps of admiration
- Plus this is a hardy perennial, including zone 5
- The Blue Poppy grows 3-4 feet tall
- 20 Seeds
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The most popular of the Blue Meconopsis Poppy species and the easiest to grow! The Azure blue 3" flowers are borne on stately stems and never fail to bring gasps of admiration. Plus this is a hardy perennial, including zone 5. The Blue Poppy grows 3-4 feet tall.
Proper name: Meconopsis betonicifolia.
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This is, of course just my opinion, based on my experience with Meconopsis and the literature that I've read. I live in Anchorage and have grown Meconopsis commercially for more than 10 years.
I just found out on the internet that seeds must be in a dry paper bag inside the refrigerator for 4 weeks before you can plant them. They also need to be kept under 18° C when planted or else they die. Since I did not know this information, I did not do this before planting them.
When you sell a product, you should include some information about it, especially when it is something unusual like these seeds.
The problem comes AFTER they germinate.
Now, the description says that this is a hardy plant. Well, sure it is. It's from high alpine meadows in the Himalayas. It doesn't mind cold, harsh winters at all. But it's sure not hardy to zone 5. Not because it gets too cold, but because it gets too HOT.
The simple fact is that sustained temperatures over about 75-80 degrees will kill meconopsis. Alkaline soil will kill meconopsis. Being too dry will kill meconopsis. Being too wet will kill meconopsis. Really, just about anything but replicating their natural habitat as closely as possible will kill meconopsis. Planting them in the shade won't save them from warm temps, as they are adapted for the strong sunlight of high altitude meadows and they don't like full shade. Besides, if the shade is above that 75-80 degrees it won't even help.
If you are lucky enough to live in the Pacific Northwest, Siberia, areas of Canada, northern England or Scotland (two places where, let's face it, EVERYTHING grows well, grumble grumble), Ireland, a sherpa village in the Himalayas, or Alaska these will do fantastically well for you. Meet those elusive environmental requirements, and this plant will indeed show itself to be hardy and tough.
If you live anywhere else, though, the sad and simple fact is that these will not grow for you. It's not the seller's fault. It's not your fault. It's not the fault of these seeds. It's just that meconopsis, as glorious as it is, is finicky and difficult.
is not easy to get them to germinate & keep growing. If you follow directions very
carefully it is possible to grow them. The price was good but the seeds are hard to come by & there are only 20seeds in carefully marked packages. Other poppies
have many more seeds in each package.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wish the seeds had been accompanied by some planting instructions etc. Researched and found some help - now waiting to see what "appears."Published 1 month ago by Gloria Roka
The service was the best! I've been looking for these flowers! Can't wait to see them grow!Published 9 months ago by thomas miller
they grew....but they came out red
I really had my heart set on blue flowers
Actually now that they're bigger I can tell that they're not even the same flowers... Read more