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