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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
Bailey's Himalayan blue poppy
Meconopsis betonicifolia misapplied
Meconopsis can be annuals, biennials, evergreen or herbaceous perennials, often monocarpic, with rosettes of hairy leaves and bowl-shaped flowers that may be solitary on a leafless stem, or in racemes or panicles on a leafy stem
M. baileyi is a short-lived, clump-forming perennial to 1.2m in height, forming a rosette of hairy, oblong leaves. Erect leafy stems bear a succession of clear blue poppies 8-10cm in width with contrasting yellow stamens and a short style
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Only suitable for particular sites: the soil needs to be neutral to slightly acid, moist but well-drained and enriched with leaf mould or humus to prevent stagnation; in a partially shaded site with shelter from cold, dry winds. Thrives in areas with cool damp summers
Propagate by seed or by division after flowering but can be short-lived
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut down to the base in late autumn
Pests May be attacked by slugs and snails
May be affected by a downy mildew
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Bailey's Himalayan blue poppy
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