Meconopsis 'Lingholm', M. cambrica
LINGHOLM HYBRID Meconopsis Poppy Meconopsis 'Lingholm' syn. M. x sheldonii
Lingholm Hybrid Meconopsis is a cross between the Blue Himalayan poppy (M. betonicifolia) and the Blue Tibetan poppy (M. grandis). They are magnificent plants, with large, intense blue flowers; longer lived, somewhat easier to grow, than either of its parents. Lingholm Hybrid Meconopsis requires moist, cool growing conditions, and acid soil. Seeds may require chilling, instructions included. Customers from these areas have reported success with Meconopsis: Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New England, and the province of Quebec in Canada.
FRANCES PERRY Meconopsis Poppy Meconopsis cambrica 'Rubra'
Frances Perry Meconopsis is a rare, orange red form of the usually yellow Welsh poppy. Plants grow to 16″ tall, bloom from June to September. Color remains true when plants self sow. Frances Perry Meconopsis is an easy to grow, first-year flowering perennial. Needs average to ample water, part sun to light shade. Combines beautifully with alpine strawberries. Winter hardy to zone 5.
How to Plant Meconopsis Seeds
Sow Meconopsis seeds in 2″ pots or cell packs, use a sterile, packaged seed-starting mix. Press seed into soil, do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 55-65° F., germination usually occurs within 4-5 weeks. If not, put container inside a zip-lock bag with plenty of air, refrigerate 4 weeks. Return to 55-65°F. until germination occurs.
Growing Meconopsis: For Lingholm Hybrid: Transplant seedlings into 4″ pots when plants reach about 1″ across. Keep in light shade. When roots reach edge of container, transplant into the garden 1.5-2′ apart (usually in midsummer from an early spring sowing). Requires: Part sun to full shade, rich, acidic, deep, moist soil.