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Tristan_He

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Meconopsis 2016
« on: April 25, 2016, 09:30:29 PM »




We were away over the weekend and had a nice surprise when we got back - first flower from Meconopsis x cookei 'Old Rose'. This was one of five plug plants from Pitcairn Alpines last year, at least 4 have flower buds and all are producing offsets which is encouraging.

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2016, 02:55:09 PM »
Meconopsis x cookei 'Old Rose' is wonderful with the dark purple stem. Next year I will have to sow it.

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2016, 05:14:36 PM »
Tristan, I looked at pitcairns site and they do not seem to list M. cookei now.

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2016, 07:08:15 PM »
Worth checking back in a few weeks Ian - these were supplied in summer out of the main bulb catalogue season. I think Susan frequents this forum too.

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2016, 10:31:15 PM »
Thanks, will do.

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2016, 11:34:15 PM »
Meconopsis x cookei 'Old Rose'
Roma Fiddes, near Aberdeen in north East Scotland.

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2016, 05:42:22 PM »
Beautiful Roma, I hope mine look as nice in a couple of years.

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2016, 08:55:10 PM »
I find it increases very well and needs split up every 2 or 3 years.  It can shrivel up if we get a long dry spell or not so long if it is windy.
Roma Fiddes, near Aberdeen in north East Scotland.

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2016, 12:19:11 AM »
Does it set fertile seed Roma? My M. punicea gave me good seed for several years then vanished in the one year when I didn't keep some to sow, myself. It was always ephemeral but so gorgeous, it was worth any trouble. Must try again when the opportunity arises.
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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2016, 12:53:24 PM »
Just back from USA very hot here Meconopsis flowering just now hope for rain,  Ian the Christie kind
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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2016, 02:09:48 PM »
Does it set fertile seed Roma? My M. punicea gave me good seed for several years then vanished in the one year when I didn't keep some to sow, myself. It was always ephemeral but so gorgeous, it was worth any trouble. Must try again when the opportunity arises.
No, Lesley.  Unfortunately the hybrid does not set seed.  I also lost M. punicea after a few years and exchange seed has not germinated for me.
Roma Fiddes, near Aberdeen in north East Scotland.

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2016, 02:12:48 PM »
Lovely Mecs, Ian.  They are not enjoying this hot weather and it's supposed to get windy as it gets cooler so they will not like that either.  Never pleased with the weather, are we?  complaining of snow and hail less than two weeks ago ;D
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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2016, 09:23:14 PM »
It looks as if Bjornar Olsen has managed to get some seed though.
http://trillium.no/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=386

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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2016, 05:16:54 PM »
Photo from Harperley Hall Farm's stand at Chelsea Flower show 2016  of  Meconopsis 'Jameson hybrid" - picture  kindly shared by Kitty Wilkins



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Re: Meconopsis 2016
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2016, 09:40:19 PM »
Big blue Meconopsis.  Used to know it as Meconopsis x sheldonii 'Cruickshank'  but is now Infertile Group 'Bobby Masterton'
Meconopsis quintuplinervia
Roma Fiddes, near Aberdeen in north East Scotland.

 


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