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Meconopsis x sheldonii 'Lingholm'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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ukgardentags

@oicanalp has posted a #bestinshow stunner today. This electric #blue Himalayan Poppy certainly adds drama to a late spring garden 👍🙂 Keep'em coming 📷🌷

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Nor4h

Wow!!

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emily

Lovely contrast!

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angelamary

Does it need an acid soil?

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OICANALP

@angelamary General advice is to have neutral to slightly acidic and well drained humus rich moist soil. I've still got my 3 'Lingholm' plants in separate pots without any problems...

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angelamary

Thankyou

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mamarino

We've just planted the blue poppy two have taken one hasn't hope it flowers like yours has are they really hard to grow 😕

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OICANALP

@mamarino Where do you live? It is more to the with climate conditions. Apparently further north it is , more easier it gets. Best to create a woodland setting for them. These 3 Lingholm plants are waking up early spring and it is exciting to see them with new foilage suddenly. I keep them in full spring sun in March and April then move them to the cooler part of the garden in dappled shade as the sun gets stronger in May. I've got 3 'China Blue's

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OICANALP

@mamarino , as well. They are doing well in front of the house enjoying the morning sun. They are planted in th the border amongst the other perennials and one of them is about to flower.

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mamarino

@OICANALP I live in the north west of the UK it's quite cool here most of the time I have planted them in the shade will that help ?

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lynton

I wish mine were blue but they are all yellow and I now treat them as weeds.

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OICANALP

@mamarino - Sorry , I've just seen your question / 2 weeks late. I believe part shade or dappled shade is recommended. I keep my potted in full sun early spring to promote growth and once the 🌞 gets too strong in the afternoons I move them to part shade.

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