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Meconopsis betonicifolia ‘Hensol Violet’
Meconopsis betonicifolia ‘Hensol Violet’
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Meconopsis betonicifolia ‘Hensol Violet’

Himalayan Poppy

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.358.060

Blue Himalayan Poppies are one of the most impressive plants for the shade garden. This selection forms a rosette of hairy leaves, bearing large satiny flowers of violet purple in early summer. These are not always easy to please, demanding an evenly moist, rich soil and cool woodland conditions. Plants are not long lived, typically flowering in the second or third year, setting seed, then dying out. Gardeners in hot summer climates seldom succeed with Himalayan Poppies, yet they are surprisingly tolerant of cold winter conditions.

Further details for
Meconopsis betonicifolia ‘Hensol Violet’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Rabbit Resistant
   80-120 cm
   31-47 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.