Meconopsis betonicifolia

Botanical names:
Meconopsis betonicifolia Accepted
Meconopsis baileyi Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 3-4 feet (1-1.2 m)
Plant Spread: 18 inches (45 cm)
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: after flowering


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Posted by texaskitty111 (murchison texas - Zone 8a) on Apr 15, 2014 7:43 AM

I have always thought that this flower is beautiful. I have never lived somewhere that it would grow. I've heard that it's easy if you live in the right place (cooler).

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Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On April 24, 2017 Potted up
3+1, lots germinated, but they were struggling and slowly dying, probably too warm and dry in the sun room
MrsBinWY On February 18, 2017 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On February 5, 2017 Seeds sown
milk jug; cool floor of sun room; 16 groups of seeds (last ones) from JonnaSudenius
KelliW On January 1, 2019 Seeds sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Meconopsis by CLUSIANA Dec 31, 2012 12:10 AM 6
Want these - do you think they might grow here? by foraygardengirl Nov 19, 2016 7:22 AM 11
What a gorgeous pic! by purpleinopp Nov 19, 2016 4:02 AM 1
Blue Poppies Meconopsis betoncifolia by CarolineScott Aug 16, 2014 4:55 AM 12
Himalayan blue poppy by texaskitty111 Feb 26, 2014 10:25 PM 6
Time to think about wintersowing by kqcrna Feb 12, 2012 6:24 AM 263

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