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Meconopsis integrifolia (Lampshade poppy)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Meconopsis integrifolia

Other names

Lampshade poppy

Genus

Meconopsis Meconopsis

Species

M. integrifolia - M. integrifolia is a rosette-forming, hairy, deciduous perennial with ovate, linear, or lance-shaped, veined, pale green leaves, yellow-hairy when young and nearly hairless when mature. Slender, sometimes branched stems bear shallowly cup-shaped, yellow flowers bloom from late spring to midsummer.


Meconopsis integrifolia is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette

Flower

Yellow in Spring; Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

Downy mildew Downy mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Division


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Where to grow

Meconopsis integrifolia (Lampshade poppy) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in partial shade. Protect from cold, drying winds. Mulch to retain soil moisture. Water during dry spells. Monocarpic, so dies after flowering.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

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 integrifolia

Other names

Lampshade poppy

Genus

Meconopsis Meconopsis

Species

M. integrifolia - M. integrifolia is a rosette-forming, hairy, deciduous perennial with ovate, linear, or lance-shaped, veined, pale green leaves, yellow-hairy when young and nearly hairless when mature. Slender, sometimes branched stems bear shallowly cup-shaped, yellow flowers bloom from late spring to midsummer.

Native to

China, Tibet

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring; Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Downy mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Meconopsis integrifolia (Lampshade poppy) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in partial shade. Protect from cold, drying winds. Mulch to retain soil moisture. Water during dry spells. Monocarpic, so dies after flowering.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

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 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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