Meconopsis betonicifolia Alba / Himalayan White Poppy / Seeds

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Meconopsis betonicifolia Alba / Himalayan White Poppy / Seeds

This is a beautiful white-flowered form of the famous Himalayan Blue Poppy.  It has a hairy rosette of leaves with tall 1-2m stems of big white flowers in June and July.

This plant prefers damp shady places with moist rich well drained soil to thrive.


Pack of 30 seeds.  Sow any time, typically spring to autumn.  Sowing instructions are printed on the packet.

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Hardiness Hardy short lived perennial
Flowers June and July
Height 1 - 2m flower stems
Spread 50cm
Conditions  Shade to part shade and moist rich well-drained soil cooler conditions are better for the plants

Sow in spring to autumn in moist sterilised seed compost.  Place seeds on top of the compost and do not cover with compost. Place a clear cover over the top, keep in the light (not direct sunlight) and remove the cover as soon as the seeds germinate.  Germination takes 2-4 weeks at 15-21C.   Spray the seed tray and seedlings with a garden fungicide to prevent damping off. Pot on when seedlings are big enough to handle and then into the garden in part shade and a moist rich well drained soil.  Seeds can be affected by damping off using sterilised trays and compost helps to prevent this. There may be occasional blue-flowered plants.

Grow Keep plants well watered during dry spells.  Deadhead plants to encourage more flowers.  Tidy up plants in autumn.