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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Meconopsis grandis

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Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


June 25, 2002
7:25 AM

Post #33957

My blue poppy is blooming this year, after two years of abstinence. It has been in my bed for about five years, and the label said it was a grandis. I know that they are often mislabeled, and I noticed that the blooms face downward. Can anyone pinpoint which meconopsis this is?

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crestedchik

crestedchik
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2002
8:03 AM

Post #289822

I love the color
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


June 25, 2002
8:07 AM

Post #289823

The blue of these poppies look almost phony.. like they are from an episode of Star Trek, but they are strikingly beautiful.
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


June 25, 2002
8:59 AM

Post #289829

Weez that looks like the grandis picture in my book. The flowers are nodding and it says all the leaves are covered with rusty bristles. Can I get in the seed line?
Baa

June 25, 2002
9:06 AM

Post #289832

I agree with Poppysue, I looked in the RHS book and they said they are nodding flowered too
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


June 25, 2002
6:21 PM

Post #290124

Good, so I don't have to relabel it! Blue poppies have become all the rage here, with limited success. This one has decided to stay. I have a friend that grows another type, I believe, so I'll have to get over there to take pictures when it blooms. He always shares seed, too. I'll give him a call.

PoppySue: Sure, you're in the queu! I hope to get lots of seed, if all goes well, since there are at least seven buds on this plant.
REDROSE
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2002
7:24 PM

Post #290160

WOW my eyes get big when I saw this photo is very beautiful love that color.
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 25, 2002
8:53 PM

Post #290208

I agree, it looks artificial. I planted blue poppy seed several years ago, got them in a trade, but never had anything like this. In fact, the blooms were really deep red with a bluish cast to the leaves, which the sender said was where the name "blue poppy" came from. I liked them just fine, but I really really like these! If you make a list for SASE or I can send you anything, I would love seeds. Trying to think of seeds to send to you is like taking coal to Newcastle.
kat7
Bloomingdale, NJ
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2002
3:22 PM

Post #290704

What a beautiful color-put me on the seed waiting list!!
tink76627
Blum, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2002
4:32 PM

Post #290744

wow! such an irredescent bright blue, I too! thought it had been colorized.I know that the seed list will be too long at this time and I will probably forget when bloom time comes around again,but we can't have it all can we?maybe someone else will have good luck with thier seed, and I will be able to get some from them.what a treasure!
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2002
5:32 PM

Post #290805

Tink, I can only hope to remember to ask for them, but there will be loads of seeds in just what is in that photo.
busybee
Kentwood, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 26, 2002
10:55 PM

Post #291041

I want on the list too Weez.Plezzz
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


June 27, 2002
5:28 AM

Post #291332

Guess we'd better call this thread back up later this summer so that I remember who wants seed. The next trick will be keeping the seed from molding in the pods, if we have as much rain later on as we do now!
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



June 27, 2002
6:15 AM

Post #291354

If you have a couple extra seeds, I'd like them too, since my gardens seem to be predominately blue, I think I'd like to expand on that. If you get lots of seeds and have extra, please let me know what you are looking for in trade. If you don't have many seeds, then leave me out please, 'cuz I haven't been real successful with poppies this year and don't want to take seeds away from someone who can grow them properly.
Weezingreens
Seward, AK
(Zone 3b)


June 27, 2002
6:19 AM

Post #291357

I'm hoping to have lots of seed this year, Joan, and I'm glad to share if it all works out. I'm going to check with a friend of mine who has blue poppies, as well. He's a seed saver too, so maybe between the two of us, we can make everybody "blue".
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



June 27, 2002
6:23 AM

Post #291359

Thanks so much Carol!

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