Perennials forum: Blue Poppies Meconopsis betoncifolia

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Aug 7, 2014 3:07 AM CST
These flowered a month ago.
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
Aug 7, 2014 8:37 AM CST

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What a great color.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Aug 8, 2014 6:51 AM CST
Meconopsis betonicifolia. Wow! Those are beautiful, Caroline. Must add that one. I have no blue poppies.

Meconopsis betonicifolia
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Aug 8, 2014 10:22 AM CST

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Beautiful. I think it's too hot here for those though. Glad to see them in your garden!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Aug 8, 2014 10:42 AM CST
That's probably true but it wouldn't stop me from giving them a try. I'd be sad and "blue" if I didn't. Whistling Hilarious!
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Aug 8, 2014 11:20 AM CST
They might do in zone 7.
They grow on the B.C. coast.
I have them north of the house so shaded, and in a peaty (acidic) bed.
Watch out for slugs too.
Some say grow north of a deciduous tree or shrub.
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abhege
Aug 8, 2014 11:44 AM CST
Beautiful Caroline. Since most of us cannot grow them, we can admire yours!
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SongofJoy
Aug 8, 2014 3:12 PM CST
I'm zone 7a so I'm hopeful. Hurray!
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Cinta
Aug 8, 2014 8:43 PM CST
Caroline that is gorgeous.

I tried them from a mail order and they did not live. I never tried from seeds. I saw them all over Alaska. I thought I could certainly grow them because we are not that hot here.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Aug 9, 2014 6:22 AM CST
It is hard to get viable seeds.
Try buying a plant, and then save the seeds.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Aug 10, 2014 10:47 AM CST
Beautiful!!!!!!
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Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
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SCButtercup
Aug 16, 2014 3:27 AM CST
I planted two small plants in a semi shaded area and they just went downhill. Totally could. Not thrive in our hear even on north side of house. They are SO beautiful.
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Aug 16, 2014 4:55 AM CST
I have added peat to the soil near the house,
as soil near a concrete basement can be alkaline.

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