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growing medium Meconopsis punicea
« on: January 09, 2013, 11:30:48 AM »
Hello again (from someone who is trying to learn it;-)

I just ordered and received 4 pcs. Meconopsis punicea.
And then I ask what media I should plant them in order to feel really good.
I've tried to figure it out at www. - But I have only become more confused, and what is more natural to ask you who know all about beauty.
smile from Jes
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Re: growing medium Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 01:34:49 PM »
In the forum it has been suggested that a typical situation for M. quintuplinervia will also suit punicea.
 A garden soil that is not waterlogged and has good leaf mold added  is probably  the best.

There is general mec. growing advice on this  pages http://www.meconopsis.org/pages/cultivate1.html
and others, like this : http://www.meconopsis.org/pages/cultivate3.html#raisingseed

 If you are not sure that they may be of the perennial type, it is important to try to get a good seed set.
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Re: growing medium Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 04:56:00 PM »
Thanks an smile to Maggie
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Re: growing medium Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 05:28:14 PM »
I do enjoy a nice smile, Jes, thank you!

 There are quite a few folks on the forum who have great success with M. punicea, I hope  they will give you their advice.
Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: growing medium Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 04:08:17 AM »
I've found they do best in a leafy mix, well drained but moisture-retentive and with some grit added. I've only had them in pots as my present garden is very dry overall but we've had a lot of rain this year, even last night, heavy rain followed by hot dry winds, most unsummer-like for east coast NZ. For the first time ever, Mec. quintuplinervia is thriving and increasing - in a big pot, kept cool and damp.

Sadly, in my experience Mec. punicea has always been monocarpic but it does give good seed which, if sown fresh, germinates 8 months later.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: growing medium Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 07:17:57 PM »
Meconopsis punicea, the compost we use  John Innes sterilised loam with added grit for drainage also used 50/50 J.I and leaf mold some seed was sown when it was ripe this was starting to germinate before the snow came and I had sown some more on 1st Jan this we can't see as everything is under snow, one thing is when hopefuuly you get germination once seedlings a big enough we only prick out half leaving the other have in the pot with some fresh compost added these grow on well and are a safeguard in case first lot die all seedlings are kepy under cover,  cheers Ian the Christie kind
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Re: growing medium Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2013, 08:40:37 PM »
We've yet to sprout this cantankerous beauty.

Saw sheets of them in Tromso.  Like Buddhist monks rolling down the hills, I will never forget that.

johnw
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 08:42:56 PM by johnw »
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