Blue Himalayan Poppy
Blue Himalayan Poppy is part of the Meconopsis genus and its scientific name is Meconopsis grandis. The grandis part of this plant's botanical name means 'large'.
A sturdy long lived perennial with huge (10 to 12cm) flowers. The petals are sky blue with violet veining. The anthers are yellow.Blue Himalayan Poppy grows as a perennial and is a flower. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Blue Himalayan Poppy is known for growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet). Expect blooming to occur in late summer.
This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Blue Himalayan Poppy is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.
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Prefers light well drained soil, and partial shadeThe USDA Zones typically associated with Blue Himalayan Poppy are Zone 5 and Zone 8. Keep in mind when planting that Blue Himalayan Poppy is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.
See our list of companion Plants for Blue Himalayan Poppy to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Sow the seeds on the surface of the potting mix and do not cover the seed or exclude light. Place the pots in a propergator or seal in a plastic bag for 2-3 weeks at 13-15C. Then place in a refrigerator for 2 weeks afterwards returing them to to the heated propergator or plastic bag at 13 to 15C.
Transplant seedlings into pots when large enough to handle and overwinter in a cold frame or greenhouse. Plant out in the following spring, for flowering in the mid to late summer.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Blue Himalayan Poppy is a hardy plant.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Blue Himalayan Poppy plants: