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Meconopsis - Himalayan Poppy

Spectacular in the shade garden, Meconopsis (Himalayan Poppy) can be annuals, biennials, evergreen or herbaceous perennials. Often short-lived, their alluring and beautiful silky flowers attract ardent collectors and gardeners. Among them, the gorgeous blue poppy creates a striking show in the garden and has long stolen the heart of gardeners. The foliage of many species is also attractive, forming bold rosettes covered with silver or gold hairs. Challenging to grow outside their native climates, they require moist, but not wet, conditions and temperate temperatures to thrive.

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Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Blue Poppy)

Prized for the beauty of its flowers, Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Blue Poppy) is a short-lived perennial boasting large, cup-shaped, sky blue flowers, 3-4 in. wide (8-10 cm), with contrasting golden stamens. Blooming in early-mid summer, the splendid blossoms are borne on erect stems rising with majesty from a basal rosette of bristly, lanceolate, medium green leaves.

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Meconopsis 'Marit' (Himalayan Poppy)

Award-winning Meconopsis 'Marit' (Himalayan Poppy) is a short-lived, clump-forming perennial boasting large, silky, cup-shaped, white flowers, 5 in. wide (12 cm), with contrasting golden stamens.

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Meconopsis (Himalayan Poppy)

Prized by shade garden enthusiasts, Meconopsis (Himalayan Poppy) is a member of the poppy family that never fails to stir excitement and desire. Its strikingly beautiful blue poppies have stolen the heart of onlookers for ages.

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Meconopsis baileyi (Himalayan Blue Poppy)

Noted for its astonishing blue poppy flowers, Meconopsis baileyi (Himalayan Blue Poppy) is a short-lived, clump-forming perennial boasting large, silky, cup-shaped, clear blue flowers, 3-4 in. wide (8-10 cm), with contrasting golden stamens and a short ivory-white style.

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Meconopsis betonicifolia (Blue Poppy)

Noted for its beauty and grandeur, Meconopsis betonicifolia (Blue Poppy) is a short-lived perennial boasting large, silky, cup-shaped, clear blue flowers, 3-4 in. wide (8-10 cm), with contrasting golden stamens and a short ivory-white style.

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Meconopsis grandis (Tibetan Poppy)

Meconopsis grandis (Tibetan Poppy) is a short-lived perennial boasting large, slightly nodding, cup-shaped, deep blue flowers, 4-5 in. wide (10-12 cm), with contrasting golden stamens and a short ivory-white style. Blooming in early-mid summer, the stunning pure blue blossoms are borne on erect stems rising from a basal rosette of bristly, oblong, slightly toothed, medium green leaves.

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Papaver cambricum (Welsh Poppy)

Papaver cambricum (Welsh Poppy) is a tap-rooted perennial boasting bowl-shaped, soft yellow to orange flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), from late spring into fall. Adding months of color, the flowers are borne on branched stems and contrast well with the foliage of bright green, pinnately lobed, hairy leaves.

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Papaver nudicaule (Iceland Poppy)

Papaver nudicaule (Iceland Poppy) is a biennial or short-lived perennial boasting large, delicately fragrant, saucer-shaped flowers, up to 4 in. across (10 cm), adorned with crinkled petals and golden stamens. Blooming from late spring to early summer, the spectacular blossoms, in shades of white, yellow, orange, salmon, rose and pink, seem to float amid the garden on their fuzzy leafless stems.

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