Join Our Gardening Club

Popular 14 others are looking at this right now

Meconopsis 'China Blue'

Meconopsis betonicifolia ‘China Blue’ | Himalayan Blue Poppy

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Arguably the best blue

An exquisite feature for shady areas

RHS Award of Garden Merit

Want to get notified when back in stock?

Loading...
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery

Meconopsis ‘China Blue’ is a breath-taking perennial that is an absolute must-have for a shady, moist spot in slightly acid soil. Large, saucer-shaped flowers with petals that appear fashioned out of silk crepe, shimmer in an exquisite shade of pale cobalt, perfectly contrasting with the speckles of orange/yellow stamens at the centre. The flowers are held on tall stems above rosettes of bluish-green leaves that are covered in fine hairs.

Arguably one of the best blue Meconopsis, photographs cannot do justice to the luminosity of the colour that strangely shines out in half-light– it has to be seen in the flesh. A challenge to raise from seed, these plugs provide a much easier but economical way to grow these rare beauties. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 90cm (35in). Spread: 45cm (18in).

Height Up to 90cm (35in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Perennial

dappled shade

Flowering Months
JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
JFMAMJJASOND


2 Jumbo Plug Plants (KF7272)
4 Jumbo Plug Plants (KF7273)
8 Jumbo Plug Plants (KF7274)

Pot up meconopsis plants into peaty compost and grow them on in bright, frost-free conditions with protection from strong, direct sunlight. When they are well grown, acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days, prior to planting out in their final positions. Choose a sheltered spot in semi or dappled shade - a cool, moist woodland situation is ideal, but the Himalayan poppy will also thrive in a moist, shaded border. Meconopsis prefers a rich, moist, neutral to acid, well drained soil that remains moist throughout summer, but does not sit wet in winter.
Meconopsis poppies particularly dislike dry soils and excessive heat. Water regularly during hot, dry periods to prevent the soil from drying out. In spring, apply a mulch of chipped bark, leaf mould or other organic matter around the crown of the plant. Deadhead faded blue meconopsis flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

WHY NOT TRY THIS INSTEAD

100 Days of Colour Bulb Collection

100 Days of Colour Bulb Collection

36 Reviews
Add To Basket

2 Options From£19.99

12-Shelf Replacement Greenhouse Cover

12-Shelf Replacement Greenhouse Cover

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£39.99

24 Cell Windowsill Greenhouse

24 Cell Windowsill Greenhouse

12 Reviews
Add To Basket

3 Options From£8.99

3 Tiered Planter

3 Tiered Planter

2 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£34.99

4 Pack Of Antique Effect Planters

4 Pack Of Antique Effect Planters

62 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£28.99

4 Seater Aluminium Garden Furniture Set

4 Seater Aluminium Garden Furniture Set

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£699.99

4 Seater Aluminium Lounge Set

4 Seater Aluminium Lounge Set

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£749.99

6 Seater Aluminium Dining Set

6 Seater Aluminium Dining Set

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£849.99

6-Shelf Greenhouse Replacement Cover

6-Shelf Greenhouse Replacement Cover

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£29.99

85 Wildlife Friendly Bulb Collection

85 Wildlife Friendly Bulb Collection

17 Reviews
Add To Basket

2 Options From£14.99

Abelia 'Edward Goucher'

Abelia 'Edward Goucher'

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

3 Options From£21.99

Abelia mosanensis 'Monia'

Abelia mosanensis 'Monia'

0 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£29.99

Sign up to the Van Meuwen Gardener's Club for Special Offers

JOIN NOW