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botanical name:
Meconopsis x sheldonii
Meconopsis x sheldonii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Poppy
family:  Papaveraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.30m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
aspect: shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Hairy green leaves and branching stems, which carry the beautiful blue flowers in late spring and early summer.
A number of named forms exist.

cultivation:
Requires cool, damp conditions. Grow in a humus-rich moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil, in partial shade with some shelter from cold winds..

other notes:
A hybrid between Meconopsis betonicifolia and Meconopsis grandis. First raised in Surry in 1934.

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