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Blue Poppies?

Posted by aquawise zone 4 Utah (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 22, 11 at 23:35

I just got my Blue poppy order! "seeds" I need to hear your experience in starting them from seed. I will have to grow them in pots as my soil is not to there liking. Sprouting them is my how to ?????? Anyone sprouted them?


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RE: Blue Poppies?

I have tried to grow them in the past, and I'm sorry to say I had absolutely no luck in getting them to do anything but sprout and croak! But thats not to say you won't have success, for some reason thats just one that I had no luck with. I assume we are talking about the same species...mine were himalayan blue poppies. I really had high hopes for them, they are sooo pretty! I would be very interested in hearing about how you do with them though...keep us posted!


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Himalayan blue poppies is what they are. I have 200 seeds. So I have lots to trial and error with.


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RE: Blue Poppies?

The link might be useful. Do you know which meconopsis you have? Some are easier from seed than others. Is it M betonicifolia? I think that's one of the easier ones, although most are a bit temperamental. They require very different conditions from the true poppies and are happiest in cool wet climates - remember they are from the Himalayas. Good luck.

Here is a link that might be useful: Meconopsis cultivation.


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H betonicifolia! I have been reading up on growing them! not sure I can duplicate the conditions they require her in Utah. I will try, might end up trading these seeds for some I can grow here. Will give it a try!


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