VIOLET HIMALAYAN POPPY Meconopsis betonicifolia baileyi
Meconopsis Baileyi was originally called Meconopsis Betonicifolia, and one of the most beautiful plants! This hard-to-find Meconopsis has silky, rich violet-blue flower petals, and a large golden eye. Stems are very strong, and leaves are interestingly hairy! We've reached out to a reliable breeder to obtain the seeds that we know to be true to variety. The seeds are reliable germinators as long as they are given cool temperatures (see germination instructions below).
Type: Hardy perennial
Height: 90 cm
Hardiness zones: 5-9
Bloom time: Spring/Summer
Seed size: Small
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity. Ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause illness such as vomiting or diarrhea.
Germination: Meconopsis poppies like to germinate in cool temperatures. Ideally, these seeds are planted outdoors in fall, winter, or early spring, while temperatures are still cold (but ground is workable) to germinate naturally in spring. Be sure to mark the area where you planted them, and that the soil is consistently moist.