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Re: Growing Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Fertile Blue Group)
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2010, 02:49:03 PM »
I think that it is mainly cold. Two regia hybrids survived a few years ago when we had an unusually mild (but not dry) wilnter.
However, I agree. Larger ones may be more sensitive.
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Re: Growing Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Fertile Blue Group)
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2010, 04:09:47 PM »
They rot away here even in "English" winters, I guess I could try covering them, but I'm not sure it's worth the trouble...

Going slightly off-topic, are any of you growing "aff. grandis (2833w) ex Tibet" from the Mec Group seed list 2007? It's certainly not M. grandis, nor any other species I'm familiar with ???
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Re: Growing Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Fertile Blue Group)
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2010, 04:59:23 PM »

Going slightly off-topic, are any of you growing "aff. grandis (2833w) ex Tibet" from the Mec Group seed list 2007? It's certainly not M. grandis, nor any other species I'm familiar with ???

Have you a photo, Bjørnar ?
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Re: Growing Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Fertile Blue Group)
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2010, 05:09:14 PM »
I do, but only in leaf, I was hoping someone had flowered it. It's completely decidous, with a thin tap root and resting bud like that of M. delavayi. It was "collected in south east Tibet, Kama Valley, between 4000 and 4500 m, on an east-facing slope between rocks and dwarf Rhododendrons."

Pic from today, with a 5"/12.5cm label for scale.
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Re: Growing Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Fertile Blue Group)
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2010, 09:16:10 PM »
I asked a friend who is a 'meconopsis man' and he says he believes that M. pseudointegrifolia is a likely bet, given the appearance and provenance but that further photos in a week or so should help  :)
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« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2010, 09:54:23 PM »
Thanks, Maggi! :) They do look very similar, the possibility had not occured to me as my other M. pseudointegrifolia stay more or less evergreen. (And I guess the complete lack of vigor this plant has had me wishing it would be that other native of the Kama Valley...)
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Re: Growing Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Fertile Blue Group)
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2010, 10:42:31 PM »
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that other native of the Kama Valley...

... a YETI ??!! :o
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Re: Growing Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Fertile Blue Group)
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2010, 11:06:03 PM »
Nope, but something almost as elusive ;)
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Re: Growing Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Fertile Blue Group)
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2010, 01:09:27 AM »
Aha! I see what you mean.... we have a photo of that, sent us by the Thornes when they first found and photographed it.... I cannot find it at the moment.... I think it is the first one on the page of your link, if my memory serves me well.
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Re: Growing Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Fertile Blue Group)
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2010, 12:43:32 PM »
I've grown M. nepaulensis to flowering a few times, although I didn't find it particularly impressive.  Those thick hairy leaves did tend to rot in winter but not enough to take the whole plant with them.
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Re: Growing Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Fertile Blue Group)
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2010, 07:07:31 PM »
Thanks, Maggi! :) They do look very similar, the possibility had not occured to me as my other M. pseudointegrifolia stay more or less evergreen. (And I guess the complete lack of vigor this plant has had me wishing it would be that other native of the Kama Valley...)

There's apparently a third one growing alongside the Yetis, it finally flowered, and is a rather insipid M. simplicifolia.
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Re: Growing Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Fertile Blue Group)
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2010, 07:16:42 PM »
"insipid"?? My goodness, you are a hard man..... it is a pretty thing....I have seen much worse..... have some pity in your soul!  ;)
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