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Meconopsis quintuplinervia (Harebell poppy )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Meconopsis quintuplinervia

Other names

Harebell poppy

Genus

Meconopsis Meconopsis

Species

M. quintuplinervia - M. quintuplinervia is a compact, rosette-forming, deciduous perennial with hairy, elliptic to lance-shaped, toothed, light green leaves and hairy stems bearing slightly nodding, shallowly cup-shaped, lilac or purple flowers in late spring and early summer.


Meconopsis quintuplinervia is: Deciduous

Habit

Rosette, Erect flower stem

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple, Lilac in Spring; Purple, Lilac in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Light 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

Sow seed in a cold frame in autumn. Germination rates tend to be poor.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Meconopsis quintuplinervia (Harebell poppy ) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil in partial shade. Tolerates full shade. Provide shelter from cold, drying winds. 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, Full 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 quintuplinervia

Other names

Harebell poppy

Genus

Meconopsis Meconopsis

Species

M. quintuplinervia - M. quintuplinervia is a compact, rosette-forming, deciduous perennial with hairy, elliptic to lance-shaped, toothed, light green leaves and hairy stems bearing slightly nodding, shallowly cup-shaped, lilac or purple flowers in late spring and early summer.

Native to

China

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rosette, Erect flower stem

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple, Lilac in Spring; Purple, Lilac in Summer

Foliage

Light green in Spring; Light green in Summer; Light 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

Sow seed in a cold frame in autumn. Germination rates tend to be poor.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Meconopsis quintuplinervia (Harebell poppy ) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil in partial shade. Tolerates full shade. Provide shelter from cold, drying winds. 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, Full 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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