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Blue Poppy

Botanical: Meconopsis betonicifolia
Family: Papaveraceae
Origin: China to Tibet to Upper Burma
Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
Size: Up to 1m tall & 60cm wide.
**IMPORTANT: Do not allow this plant to flower in the first year. Pick off the flower buds before they open. Otherwise it will die like an annual.
Flowers: Summer
Planting: Plant at the same level as it was in the pot, about 60cm apart.
Soil: Deep, humus-rich & well drained
Position: A cool spot with filtered light and some protection from heavy rain eg: under a deciduous tree.
Fertilizer: Use a complete fertilizer

Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:32 AM
Keywords: Blue Poppy, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb

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