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After 3 years I have a flower.

After 3 years I have a flower.  (meconopsis)

This is an evergreen clump of leaves, 3' across and now after three years I have a flower and lots of buds too. It is not pink it is yellow. I grew it from seeds bought at an SRGC Show in Edinburgh (before I became a member). It was named as wysiwyg meconopsis pink perennial. The packet cost me 20p. I can't remember how many seeds were in the packet but I got three plants. One is in flower, a second has buds and the third is still just a big clump of leaves.

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Looks pretty,Kath,even though it isn't the pink you expected..Good job you were patient :o)

18 May, 2014


I put the photo on the SRGC website so I hope someone who knows about meconopsis can tell me what it is. It makes the Welsh poppies look miniscule. I think I will probably need to collect and sow seed and wait another three years to see this again.

18 May, 2014


Oops,Scotsgran..apologies for calling you Kath..

18 May, 2014


Been worth the wait then! It's a beauty. Don't think I've seen a Meconopsis with a head so full of buds like that. I hope you get an id.

18 May, 2014


No problem Bloomer. The rosette of leaves measures 44" across and the flowering stem is 40" high. Definitely wait was worthwhile. I think it might be wise to stake it if the high winds we have had recently threatens to come again. I have a second stem with flower buds too.

18 May, 2014


My goodness,Scotsgran..that is some plant,isn't it? I think I would stake both those stems..

19 May, 2014


After having a suggestion that it could be M.paniculata I googled the name and am almost certain that is what it is. My blue mecs are nowhere near flowering size yet.

21 May, 2014


Sheila, I was reading a garden blog (not on here) and came across M. paniculata - I immediately thought of your plant but see it's already been suggested.

25 May, 2014


Where did you see that Scottish. If you can remember where you saw it I would love to read it. I could not find very much about it. The first flower has lost its petals and I had two flowers today. They do not last long unlike the blue ones which seemed to stay for a long time. There is a nice seed pod developing so I will hope to have seeds later.

26 May, 2014

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