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Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

 

Himalayan Poppy 'Hensol Violet'

Himalayan poppy is a monocarpic perennial (A monocarpic perennial lives for two or more years, then flowers once, sets seed and dies). Known as blue poppies, they flower in Summer . The flowers have four petals and a yellow centre. They are fussy about growing conditions, and difficult to grow, but worth the effort! They are cool weather plants, that need moist soil, and will easily scorch in the sun in dry conditions.'Hensol Violet' has violet coloured flowers.

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plant Features
  • Himalayan Poppy Hensol Violet likes deep shade

    Deep shade

  • Himalayan Poppy Hensol Violet likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Himalayan Poppy Hensol Violet is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Himalayan Poppy Hensol Violet likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
plant information

Common name

Himalayan Poppy 'Hensol Violet'

Latin name

Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

type

Short-lived perennial

family

Papaveraceae

ph

6.1 - 7.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Himalayan Poppy Hensol Violet likes deep shade

    Deep shade

  • Frost

    Himalayan Poppy Hensol Violet is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Himalayan Poppy Hensol Violet likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Himalayan Poppy Hensol Violet likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Himalayan Poppy Hensol Violet is 0.30meters x 0.90meters 0.30 M 0.90 M

Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

Himalayan poppy is a monocarpic perennial (A monocarpic perennial lives for two or more years, then flowers once, sets seed and dies). Known as blue poppies, they flower in Summer . The flowers have four petals and a yellow centre. They are fussy about growing conditions, and difficult to grow, but worth the effort! They are cool weather plants, that need moist soil, and will easily scorch in the sun in dry conditions.'Hensol Violet' has violet coloured flowers.


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Meconopsis flower in Summer - from early Summer to late Summer

 

Propagating by seed in late Summer or Autumn

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Sow seed in sieved compost - two parts multipurpose peat-free compost to one part perlite is ideal - in late summer or early Autumn. Meconopsis needs light for germination, so either sow seeds on the surface, and then cover with a fine layer of vermiculite, or put some damp perlite on top of the compost, and sow the seeds on to that. Do not allow the growing medium to dry out. (Note: Meconopsis seed has short-term viability). Once the seeds have germinated it is important not to overwater, or to allow the compost to dry out. The seedlings need to be pricked out when they have their first true leaves, but many seedling die in the process. If just a few seeds are sown in a module, they do not need this disturbance and are more likely to survive. Keep the seedlings protected by growing under a cloche, or in a greenhouse.from

 

Propagate by seed in late Winter

From Late Winter TO Late Winter

Sowing in late Winter gives time for a full growing season, with less chance of losing the seedlings, however the seed needs to overwinter in a cold but dry place (such as the bottom shelf of a fridge} before sowing. Sow seed in sieved compost - two parts multipurpose peat-free compost to one part perlite is ideal - in late summer or early Autumn. Meconopsis needs light for germination, so either sow seeds on the surface, and then cover with a fine layer of vermiculite, or put some damp perlite on top of the compost, and sow the seeds on to that. Do not allow the growing medium to dry out. (Note: Meconopsis seed has short-term viability). Once germinated, the seedlings need to be kept moist - but not overwatered. Overwatering and allowing the compost to dry out can both kill the seedlings.

 

Planting

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Pot on seedlings as they grow, and plant them out when they are well-developed

 
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