grandis has given birth to Meconopsis
x sheldonii, a very good, easily grown blue.
Easiest to get hold of is the Tibetan Blue Poppy, Meconopsis
It has all the beauty of Meconopsis
betonicifolia, the usual blue poppy, but while the latter dies after setting seed, 'Lingholm' is truly perennial.
And while, normally, meconopsis
flowers die off after flowering and seeding, the Sichuan silk is a perennial strain that survives all year round.
They're planning a wonderful display of shade-loving plants, with meconopsis
, anemones and the giant Himalayan lilies.
betonicifolla (Himalayan blue poppy) 1m x 45cm - fragile, 8cm (3in) diameter blue poppy flowers that each last for only a couple of days and have a short flowering season lasting just a few weeks in mid-summer.
Her entry is full of beautiful peonies and blue meconopsis
, aquilegia, white anemones, poppies and London Pride, with hardy violas.
Hot plants at Chelsea may include a clutch of interesting alpines such as meconopsis
(blue poppies), along with quality herbaceous plants such as peonies and almost black bearded irises, while topiarised plants (watch out for the Laurent Perrier garden) will also be popular.
Over the next few weeks at Bodnant, which is under the care of head gardener Troy Smith, coming into flower will be bearded iris plus meconopsis
in The Dell while the water lilies are starting to pop up to the surface of the pools.
A There are several yellow varieties of Meconopsis
- two good ones are Meconopsis
Regia and Paniculata.
The home of Mrs M and Mr A Owen Griffiths charms with its snowdrop collections, hellebores, trilliums, meconopsis
, wild flower meadow and species roses.
This time the quest was for Meconopsis
integrifolia, the yellow poppywort, thought to grow in Western China, near the Tibetan border This time he took a boat, one to China and then another, much smaller, to navigate along the Yangtze River.