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Meconopsis (George Sherriff Group) 'Barney's Blue' (Asiatic poppy 'Barney's Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Meconopsis (George Sherriff Group) 'Barney's Blue'

Other names

Asiatic poppy 'Barney's Blue'

Genus

Meconopsis Meconopsis

Variety or Cultivar

'Barney's Blue' _ 'Barney's Blue' is a vigorous, rosette-forming, often short-lived, hairy perennial with elliptic to lance-shaped, toothed, mid- to dark green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, slightly nodding, shallowly cup-shaped, purple-pink flowers turning blue with age.


Meconopsis (George Sherriff Group) 'Barney's Blue' is: Deciduous

Habit

Rosette, Erect flower stem

Flower

Purple-pink, Blue in Spring; Purple-pink, Blue in Summer

Foliage

Flushed brown, Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs Snails , Slugs

Downy mildew Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut to the base in late autumn.

Propagation

Flowers are sterile so do not produce seed. Divide after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Meconopsis (George Sherriff Group) 'Barney's Blue' (Asiatic poppy 'Barney's Blue') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Underplanting, Woodland, Low Maintenance, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil in a sheltered position with dappled shade. Mulch generously. Water in dry spells. Prefers cool, damp summers.

Soil type

Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Meconopsis (George Sherriff Group) 'Barney's Blue'

Other names

Asiatic poppy 'Barney's Blue'

Genus

Meconopsis Meconopsis

Variety or Cultivar

'Barney's Blue' _ 'Barney's Blue' is a vigorous, rosette-forming, often short-lived, hairy perennial with elliptic to lance-shaped, toothed, mid- to dark green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, slightly nodding, shallowly cup-shaped, purple-pink flowers turning blue with age.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rosette, Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

Purple-pink, Blue in Spring; Purple-pink, Blue in Summer

Foliage

Flushed brown, Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Snails , Slugs

Specific diseases

Downy mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut to the base in late autumn.

Propagation

Flowers are sterile so do not produce seed. Divide after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Meconopsis (George Sherriff Group) 'Barney's Blue' (Asiatic poppy 'Barney's Blue') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Underplanting, Woodland, Low Maintenance, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil in a sheltered position with dappled shade. Mulch generously. Water in dry spells. Prefers cool, damp summers.

Soil type

Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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