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Specific Families and Genera => Meconopsis => Topic started by: TC on September 06, 2020, 04:56:52 PM

Title: Identification
Post by: TC on September 06, 2020, 04:56:52 PM
Does anyone know what this one is?  I grew it from my own seed collection unfortunately all my seed got mixed I don't know which Mec. it came from   It resembles a Napaulensis or Paniculata.  It grew in the shade of a large Rhod.Elizabeth and flourished quite happily growing one metre tall.
  I harvested the seed pods today and have about a tablespoon of what looks like viable seed.  I will have a go at sowing some tonight and see what happens. Already I have dozens of mixed Meconopsis seedlings coming up in about ten pots which were sown about 3 weeks ago.
One pot I sowed last week is already showing seedlings.  Where I will put them I don't know!
Title: Re: Identification
Post by: Maggi Young on September 07, 2020, 04:11:49 PM
Hello TC - reply  received  from Ian Christie- who knows  more  about  meconopsis  than I've  had  hot dinners ( quite  a  record, I  admit!!) - Ian C. says the Meconpsis is a very good M. baileyi
Title: Re: Identification
Post by: TC on September 07, 2020, 08:42:18 PM
I didn't know that the Baileyi could produce multiple flowers like this! Hopefully, it will survive whatever winter throws at us and I will protect my seedlings from the ravages of slugs/snails which are now legion since the rains came...and keep coming!
Title: Re: Identification
Post by: johnw on November 10, 2020, 10:56:20 PM
Could this possibly be (the perennial form of) Meconopsis punicea?  I had a flat of various rare M. spp. seedlngs from the Meconopsis Group but all were totally wiped out with two days to 28c, high humidity and a low of 20c yet no direct sun.  Thankfully I had moved this pot to a cool shady spot and the sole germinator survived.  Doesn't look like a Mec to me, is it punicea?

19c and sunny today
Title: Re: Identification
Post by: Steve Garvie on November 11, 2020, 08:48:24 AM
Sadly I donít think this is a punicea seedling. The perennial form of punicea looks just like the monocarpic form until mature.
Title: Re: Identification
Post by: johnw on November 11, 2020, 01:39:11 PM
Thanks Steve.  It certainly doesn't look like any Meconopsis seedling I've seen.  So I guess I can say I've never germinated a punicea.

I'll keep an eye on it and hope it's something good.........

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