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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2011, 10:49:40 PM »
Maureen thanks for this information, you did tell me today what to do but at least I can copy this into my file now.
Maureen hopefully will post a better picture of her punicea to show everyone. It was very sunny in her garden so it was difficult to take a good picture but here is my picture.

Angie :)
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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2011, 11:01:08 AM »
Thanks for pic and advice, all friends ! :D
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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2011, 02:09:04 PM »
My first Meconopsis punicea for this year opened today.  Unfortunately it's too windy to get a decent pic.  I thought I had four plants but the 'Perennial form' has turned out to be Meconopsis quintuplinervia.  ??? I thought the leaves looked different but did not count the nerves tillI saw the blue flower today.
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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2011, 03:06:54 PM »
Might someone be able to spare a tiny pinch of fresh seed of this magnificent Meconopsis?

Lovely photos everyone. I've seen it live at the Milde Arboretum and in Tromsø and it was absolutely magical.

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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2011, 09:33:49 PM »
i have three Meconopsis punicea flowering this year.  One did not flower as a biennial last year and is a multi rosetted plant but I am not sure if it will be perennial.  The flowers are multipetalled on shorter stalks than the others and not so attractive.
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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2011, 03:47:31 PM »
Following on from the discussion on germination,I sowed mine immediately it was ripe in early June and some are now germinating. Perhaps not what I want. Most of the old plants which flowered look very healthy still.
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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #51 on: July 19, 2011, 08:35:53 PM »
Some years ago I received seed of M.punicea that had been stored for awhile . I sowed the seed and left it outside with the other Mec seed but the punicea tray was the only one that didn't germinate . In autumn I put the tray aside to be thrown out but being incurably lazy I forgot to .In early August (or February for you lot ) I noticed the tray again and by now it had a lovely crop of some weedy grass in it . So I sprayed it with Roundup and 4 weeks later I had a lovely germination of M.punicea . Another win for Gardenianum neglectus .
The plants grew rapidly and I gave half to Peter and Louise Salmond at Hokonui Alpines . They increased these nicely by using hand pollination . Gardenianum
exactus . The pictures were taken at Hokonui Alpines ( love you Lou  :) :) :))

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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #52 on: July 19, 2011, 08:50:20 PM »
Terrific "spread" of punicea, Steve. Hokonui nursery is a place I'd like to see.



 I rotated your sideways picture for you... worried folks would fall off their chairs craning their necks to see!  ;D ;)
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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #53 on: July 19, 2011, 08:59:15 PM »
Thanks boss . Love you too :) :) :)
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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #54 on: July 19, 2011, 09:10:36 PM »
My goodness and they fantastic en masse, thanks for showing us Steve.
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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #55 on: July 20, 2011, 01:27:55 AM »
When I sow fresh Mec punicea seed it invariably starts to germinate on August 8th, or 10th latest. (Again, Feb for you up there  ;))
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #56 on: August 23, 2011, 11:54:17 AM »
I have just potted the first twenty five seedlings from a June 15th sowing and there are lots more germinating in the grit  topdressing. Perhaps I now need advice on how to stop them until February The original seed which I received from Bjornar was sown in June and did germinate the following spring
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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #57 on: September 15, 2011, 07:23:48 PM »
My perverse little M. punicea is flowering today (mid-September) ... only one plant, but still quite pretty ...
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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #58 on: September 15, 2011, 08:04:15 PM »
Very nice Cliff.
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Re: Meconopsis punicea
« Reply #59 on: September 15, 2011, 10:27:37 PM »
Better than many or most perversions. :)
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