Blue Poppy - PlantMeconopsis betonicifolia
Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Betonicifolia) is a gorgeous plant with splendid flowers. In fact, up to 5 flowers can form per stem! These beautiful flowers are a beautiful blue in colour with a yellow centre.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreThe beautiful Blue Poppy will grow best if you take care of it appropriately. Make a large hole in good, loose soil. Condition poor garden soil by mixing in some compost and cow manure grains. Plant the rootball of Blue Poppy at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the rootball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. The Blue Poppy grows best in a relatively cool, shady area and in nutritious soil.
Show moreThe Blue Poppy grows best in a moist, cool area. Complete sunshine and dry soil is not well tolerated. Cut off faded flower stalks since the process of seed formation weakens the plant. In winter, cover the plant with a layer of fallen leaves. In spring, cut off any unpleasant-looking leaves as soon there will be some new shoots growing above the ground. The Blue Poppy normally blooms the second year after planting.
Show moreThe Blue Poppy is one of the most popular garden plants because of its unique flower colour. Its large poppy flowers are really, really blue - they can't get any bluer. The petals resemble crumpled tissue paper. The centre of the flower is a thick wreath with yellow stamens. The Blue Poppy naturally grows in the humid forests of the Himalayas.