Meconopsis cambrica 'Frances Perry' WELSH POPPY


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Meconopsis cambrica Frances Perry is a¬†stunning brilliant red which is a less common relative of the yellow Welsh Poppy M. cambrica and flowers all summer long. It is the easiest to grow¬† and reliably perennial and stays true to colour when self seeding providing the yellow form is not in near vicinity . Unlike many other Meconopsis’ it will grow in both fairly dry and in damp conditions, but does best in moderately rich, acidic soil in shade or part shade. Has a long tap root and resents being disturbed. 45cm x 45cm.

Sowing Advise-
Meconopsis cambrica Frances Perry seeds can be sown at any time in good quality seed raising mix, however early spring sowing is best to gain a full seasons growth. Cover seeds thinly with river sand or seed raising mix. And place in a cool spot. No artificial heat is needed as this can cause rapid germination and fungal attack, or make seed go into ma deeper dormancy. 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 in a shaded, moist humus rich slightly acid soil. Many are herbaceous and dye down to a large resting bud.

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