Himalayan Blue Poppy Meconopsis grandis 10 Seeds
Himalayan Blue Poppy Meconopsis grandis 10 Seeds
Himalayan Blue Poppy Meconopsis grandis 10 Seeds
Himalayan Blue Poppy Meconopsis grandis 10 Seeds
Himalayan Blue Poppy Meconopsis grandis 10 Seeds
Himalayan Blue Poppy Meconopsis grandis 10 Seeds

Himalayan Blue Poppy Meconopsis grandis 10 Seeds

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The Himalayan Blue Poppy is a stunning pure blue poppy that is native to the Himalayan Mountains of Asia. It is native to the western Himalayas, northern Burma, Tibet and Yunnan Province in China where it is typically found in shady mountain areas, mountain meadows, slopes and woodlands. It is noted for producing large, deep sky blue flowers (to 4-5" across) in late spring. Flowers are shallowly cup-shaped usually with 4 petals. Plants were observed in 1922 in the East Rongbuk Valley in Tibet growing at an elevation of 16,000 feet by members of a British mountaineering expedition led by George Leigh Mallory. Established plants typically grow 18-40" tall on stems rising from a basal rosette of bristly, entire or coarsely toothed, cuneate, narrow-oblanceolate, medium green leaves (to 12" long). Spent flowers give way to narrow seed pods. Flowers bloom in spring. This species is the National Flower of Bhutan.

Grow in loose, peaty, moderately rich, slightly acidic, very well-drained but evenly moist soils in part shade. Plants will not survive unless properly sited in a suitable climate. Plants prefer cool humid shade in woodland-like conditions, with summer temperatures typically occurring below 80 degrees F. and with winter temperatures remaining mild. Part shade helps insulate plants from the heat of the sun. During the growing season, soils must not be allowed to dry out. Mulch will prevent some loss of moisture. However, soils must have superior drainage and some soil dryness in winter to prevent the onset of root rot. Impressive flowering poppy for part shade areas of the landscape. Hardy in zones 4-8.