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Maggi Young

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Meconopsis 2021
« on: March 28, 2021, 06:56:18 PM »
Photos from Jim Jermyn at Branklyn Garden, Perth ....

"Contrasting foliage of species Meconopsis!!

M. baileyi var. pratensis with purple pigmentation while M. Integrifolia ssp. integrifolia shows a marked difference to its close cousin sulphurea. Finally M. dhwojii has distinct bristles and we impatiently await flowers."


M. baileyi var. pratensis


M. integrifolia ssp. integrifolia


M. dhwojii
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Re: Meconopsis 2021
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 11:33:24 AM »
Meconopsis x sheldonii 'Cruickshank'.  I know it should be 'infertile blue group' and Evelyn Stevens determined it was the same as 'Bobby Masterton' but as it came directly from the Cruickshank Botanic Garden I prefer to keep the original name.

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Re: Meconopsis 2021
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2021, 06:09:27 PM »
I find these lovely plants a bit difficult here in East Lothian; frequently too dry (except last month) and windy. Really pleased to see Meconopsis delavayi flowering the other day. From club seed sown Jan 2017, showed no sign of flowering in a pot, so released it in the garden. First time I've had seed of this.
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Re: Meconopsis 2021
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2021, 09:21:21 PM »
Meconopsis baileyi 'Glacier Blue'.  A self sown seedling from plants from SRGC seed.  I have lost a few Mecs in the last 2 or 3 years with the drier than usual springs and relentless wind we've been having this last few years so it was good to see this one doing well.



This was a surprise.  It's a few years since I last had flowering Meconopsis prattii or rudis flowering here.  Possibly hybrids as the 2 forms came from one batch of seed.  I was trying to select pale blue and white but the last survivors flowered very late and did not set seed and the last one I remember flowering was a muddy blue.  There was a perennial form but it never flowered.
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Re: Meconopsis 2021
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2021, 09:28:50 PM »
Roma you didn't by any chance grow any seed from the Mec group called Mec sp. Min Shan did you? I had these and they turned out rather like your photo, a mix of prattii / rudis type forms with a good blue colour (certainly better than the rather muddy plants I have had under these names before).

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Re: Meconopsis 2021
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2021, 09:58:45 PM »
Tristan, the original seed came from the Cruickshank Botanic Garden a number of years ago, possibly labelled horridula.  I had seen them growing in the garden and noticed one or two whites so was keen to grow them.  I got a mixture of colours including white and a lovely pale blue.  I collected seed ( I think from a pale blue) and sowed it.  When the resulting seedlings were planted out they flowered late in the year instead of waiting till next year so did not set seed.  I will have a hunt for photos.
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Re: Meconopsis 2021
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2021, 01:58:47 PM »
Lovely blue Meconopsis, Roma and Tristan. :)
Mine started to flower about three weeks ago and they are still doing well, in spite of couple of over +30C days.
The first to open has always been this possibly sheldonii (lost label), and what I like about it is that it has now every time had 5-6 petals in the first flowers.
Then later flowers are usual 4 petals.
The second picture was taken last week end, as also the third with M.bailey flowering well right now.
All these are from seed ex. :)
Meconopsis are my favourite plants for shade in June!
Leena from south of Finland

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Re: Meconopsis 2021
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2021, 08:25:30 AM »
Meconopsis sheldonii seedpods are almost like a second flowering when pictured in backlight:).
Leena from south of Finland

 


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