Native Region: Central Nepal to South-western China
Zone Range: 08-09
Preferred Climate: Temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 31 July, 2012
Seed count: 30-40
A tall evergreen perennial, growing to 2m ( 6ft ) in height, this Meconopsis produces many red, pink or peach-coloured blooms over a long period during the late spring and summer.
All Meconopsis are open-pollinated and may contain genetic material from a variety of species. However, these seeds have been collected from plants that were relatively isolated and should come true.
Start seed in containers in a cold frame in spring, or other sheltered location. As with all Meconopsis, care must be taken not to disturb the roots when transplanting. Grow on in semi-shade in moist but well-drained, humus rich soil. For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant.