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Meconopsis × sheldonii
Meconopsis × sheldonii
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Meconopsis × sheldonii

Blue Himalayan Poppy

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.358.200

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

Further details for
Meconopsis × sheldonii

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Rabbit Resistant
   80-100 cm
   31-39 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate