Meconopsis
Meconopsis regia

Family: Papaveraceae (pa-pav-er-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Meconopsis (mee-koh-NOP-sis) (Info)
Species: regia (REE-jee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 9, 2006, BotanicalP from Dover, NJ wrote:

Unlike other Meconopsis (particularly the blue poppies), this glorious creature is not temperamental. I live in Zone 10 and have grown it successfully several times. After flowering (around 3 years) it dies so I tend to stop it from flowering so I can really enjoy the sagey green huge leaves that are covered in gold hairs.

Best grown in partial shade (morning sun) in slightly acid soil that is moist but well drained (i.e. doesn't get waterlogged over winter). I've also grown it in a container and it did really well.

A scrumptious 'must have'!!! Smiles BotanicalP

Neutral

On Sep 9, 2001, gardengrrl from Minneapolis, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Hard to grow outside its preferred climate. Needs cool, moist summers, constant moisture, plenty of shade.