Height: 18"-3' (45-100cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Blue, white ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Magnoliidae (Magnolia Superorder) Order: Papaverales (Poppy Order) Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy Family) Genus: Meconopsis (Poppy) Species: horridula (prickly) ____________________________________
Meconopsis horridula is one of the Blue Poppies, mostly from the Himalayan region. It has a basal rosette of prickly leaves, giving rise to stems about 2' or so high, with a few drooping open-faced flowers in dark blue shot with purple. Like many of the blue poppies, it is monocarpic.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Inside (13 days)
Outside (102 days)
Seed Pod The seed pod is a prickly domed cylinder with a point.
Seed The seeds are small dark brown commas. There are many seeds in a seed pod.
Seedling The seedling has heart-shaped leaves.
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