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Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy)

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1 hour care
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Time to maturity
2-5 years
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Botanical name: Meconopsis cambrica

Other names: Welsh poppy

Genus: Meconopsis

Species: M. cambrica - M. cambrica is a deciduous perennial with deeply divided, light green, pinnate leaves and yellow to orange, cup-shaped flowers borne on thin stems in mid-spring to mid-autumn.

Meconopsis cambrica is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow, Orange in Spring; Yellow, Orange in Summer; Yellow, Orange in Autumn

Foliage: Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer

Habit: Open stems

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Specific pests: Slugs , Snails

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation: Divide only after several crowns have formed.. REGISTER to read more...

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Meconopsis cambrica (Welsh poppy) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation: Plant in moist, free-draining soil in a sheltered position with dappled shade. Likes cool, damp summers.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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