Meconopsis (Fertile Blue Group) 'Lingholm'
Himalayan blue poppy 'Lingholm'
'Lingholm' is a short-lived perennial developing from a rosette of leaves and producing bright blue poppy flowers on stems up to 1m tall. Young leaves, stems, buds and seed capsules are clothed in long, golden hairs
SynonymsMeconopsis betonicifolia 'China Blue'
Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Lingholm'
see moreMeconopsis × sheldonii 'Corrennie'
Meconopsis (Fertile Blue Group) 'Blue Ice'
Meconopsis × sheldonii 'Lingholm'
Meconopsis × sheldonii 'Blue Ice'
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Partial shade
East–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
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
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How to grow
Thrives in areas with cool, damp summers. The soil needs to be neutral to slightly acidic, moist but well-drained and enriched with leaf mould or humus. The site should be partially shaded with shelter from cold, dry winds
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
- Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Cut down to the base in late autumn
May be affected by a downy mildew
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