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.
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.