Five plants were bought last year, and two of them are blooming now.
Meconopsis sheldonii (label says: 'Deep Blue. Good drainage. 3-4 feet tall. Shade. Early summer'):
The second blooming plant grows in my so called Accidental bed , a more shady area with about 3 hours of afternoon sun.
Three other plants from the same batch bought last year are not yet blooming.
Although the label of my blooming poppies says 'Shade', from my small experience of having Meconopsis I can tell that my plants do like some sun. The plant from the sunny Terrace Garden is taller, bushier and has bigger flowers than the plant from the half-shady Accidental bed.
Beside Meconopsis sheldonii, I have two other plants, Meconopsis betonicifolia, which were planted earlier, three years ago, and still don't bloom. They spent two years in a shady place and had stunted growth there. After that, I moved them to a spot with several hours of morning sun. They look better now, and are bigger and healthier, but I still wait for them to bloom.
After reading and hearing about Meconopsis flowers' beauty, I am excited to see them in my own garden. They truly have an exceptionally beautiful blue color and, to my delight, they have already bloomed for more than three weeks.
The following information' source: Perennials.com***Copyright 2013 TatyanaS
Meconopsis × sheldonii
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