Meconopsis regia


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Botanical Name: Meconopsis regia
Common Name: Nepalese Poppy
Family: Papaveraceae
Category: Hardy Perennial
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Meconopsis regia, Nepalese Poppy: Native to Nepal, this exquisitely beautiful poppy is not easy to grow but worth the effort just for the foliage alone. Magnificent rosettes, up to 90 cm across, with pelted leaves, densely covered  with silvery-golden , silky hairs. Slender branching stems emerge up to 1.2 m tall each with single, silky, yellow flowers up to 12.5 cm across. Enjoys  light shade to shade in humus rich, moist but well drained soil. We guarantee if you succeed this plant will be the talking piece of the garden. 120 cm H x 90 cm W.

Sowing Advice

Meconopsis 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.