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Author Topic: Meconopsis betonicifolia, M. grandis (true form) M. nepalensis  (Read 8372 times)

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Re: Meconopsis betonicifolia, M. grandis (true form) M. nepalensis
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2010, 01:59:43 PM »
Angela, you have caught the blues perfectly in your photos  8)
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Re: Meconopsis betonicifolia, M. grandis (true form) M. nepalensis
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2010, 11:43:56 PM »
Here's Meconopsis 'Slieve Donard' flowering in a friend's garden this afternoon.  No doubt the monsoon-like weekend made it feel at home.

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Re: Meconopsis betonicifolia, M. grandis (true form) M. nepalensis
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2010, 11:55:16 PM »
Hi here is a picture of Meconopsis grandis ex PSW which is flowering in the garden now, cheers Ian the Christie kind.

Smashing Ian.  And that purple grandis.  :o  By the way what does PSW stand for?

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Re: Meconopsis betonicifolia, M. grandis (true form) M. nepalensis
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2010, 07:31:32 AM »
  Hi John, It is Pollunin Sykes and Williams this collection was in the 1950s sometime, one thing is that this plant has 2,3 and occasionally 4 flowers per stem(inthe books M. grandis has one flower) it also has hairy seed pods never much seed so we split up the plants. This is a very dark flower and is early around the second week in May
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Re: Meconopsis betonicifolia, M. grandis (true form) M. nepalensis
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2010, 02:46:03 AM »
Ian - Yesterday I was at a nursery and they were selling Meconopsis 'Jimmy Bayne'.  I'm fairly certain of the origin, in fact have seen his plant which was rather ho-hum as I recall for the first few years but thereafter was simply spectacular. The sale plants were lusty enough but the flower was small and quite a dirty colour.  I'm not questioning the validity of the label but have to ask is this normal for recently dug (April) Meconopsis selections?  I always advise friends to disbud the first few years so maybe we miss the "dreadful" stage.

I must say Mrs. Jebb looks pretty hot.

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Re: Meconopsis betonicifolia, M. grandis (true form) M. nepalensis
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2010, 07:45:28 PM »
  Hi John, difficult to say without seeing the plant and maybe weather was not kind to potted plant. M. Jimmy Bayne performs here with no problems whenever we lift and pot plant all should be a deep blue with some hint of purple, cheers Ian the Christie kind. i am posting a few pictures for interest.
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