Scientific Name: Meconopsis betonicifolia
Common Name: Himalayan blue poppy
Family Name: Papaveraceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Glandular hairs, Elliptic, Dentate
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Blue, Purple, Pink, May-Jun
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal and alternate, blades mostly elliptic, toothed, up to 24cm long, petioles on basal leaves up to 15cm long, alternate leaves on flowering stems sessile; flowers blue, about 8cm wide with 4 petals.