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Claire Cockcroft

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Meconopsis 2018
« on: May 14, 2018, 11:51:57 PM »
This is the first Meconopsis aculeata I've grown from seed to flowering.
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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 08:24:46 AM »
Very nice. Our batch of aculeata is not quite open here (Sheffield UK) yet but your plant has a better colour than what I grew last year. M. racemosa is in full full flower, though, and is an even better blue. I t seems to be one of the easiest small blue 'alpine' meconopsis species.

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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 07:36:57 PM »
"Meconopsis superba from Bhutan starting to flower in woodland Garden. What a majestic white flower and beautiful in leaf also."  John Mitchell  RBGE 



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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 08:01:53 PM »
Meconopsis 'Marit' from Ian Christie  " very special -yes Meconopsis should be blue -would not be without this one."



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and also from Ian , his very special perennial form of Meconopsis punicea ....




Meconopsis punicea 'Sichuan Silk' -  the perennial form
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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 09:17:07 PM »
A new little cutie (for us) is M. yaoshanensis from the seedex 2016/17. There is negligible information on Google but it is obviously of the Horridula group and undoubtedly monocarpic. Just hoping that the local insects find it interesting.
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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 09:54:36 PM »
 I see what you mean by not much info around, David!

Section: FORRESTIANAE

    M. forrestii (Type Species)
    M. lancifolia
    M. yaoshanensis    and that's about it.

 John Richards described  it in a blog in 2017  as one of the "most desirable Mecs"  ... but that's all.
It may be that membership of the Meconopsis Group, with access to their reports and  private members' areas might yield  more  details.

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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 10:11:11 PM »
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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 10:39:08 PM »
Oh, that's great, Bobo, thank you.  :)
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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2018, 08:41:07 AM »
Many, many thanks for the link, Arisaema.
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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2018, 05:00:04 PM »
Meconopsis 'Jimmy Bayne' buds yesterday at 10:40, picture 1.  Then the temperature shot up to 25c.  Photo 2 taken at 20:24 on the same day. Picture 3 this morning.

johnw - +8c and damp.
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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2018, 05:11:30 PM »
Meconopsis 'Slieve Donard' yesterday, such an arresting colour.

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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 08:32:18 PM »
John, what beautiful colour, these really do make we weep. I've tried Mecs a number of times; from offsets that Angie sent me; from plugs a few years ago when Susan Band had some and also from seed. My last try from seed gave me good germination but I lost the ones I had potted on, on the other hand the three I passed on to a friend thrived and indeed flowered this year- but his garden is a lot shadier than mine. I bet Barry Starling's garden has them in spades!

A few weeks ago I went to see Logan Botanic Garden and bought a pot of Meconopsis botanicifolia there. I'm proud to say that it flowered but it doesn't look terribly healthy.
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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2018, 12:13:26 AM »
Meconopsis integrifolia ex Balang Shan, Sichuan. Image taken in mid May.


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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2018, 09:01:01 AM »
Beautiful mecs, Steve, especially henrici - perfect. i hope it is still perfect after yesterday's wind. My mecs and cardiocrinum have been torn to shreds by the wind, which first came from the south then moved to the west to inflict more damage. And we have our garden open on Sunday.....
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Re: Meconopsis 2018
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2018, 11:24:15 AM »
Thanks Carolyn.
Sorry to hear about your wind damage. My small garden hasnít suffered too badly other than a few tall blue mecs flopping over in the swirling winds.

Henrici is quite dwarf producing a fairly wind-resistant compact leaf rosette and a series of flowers on sequential multiple basal scapes. Sadly it is monocarpic. I have about 8 unflowered young plants which I plan to plant out in a sunny shale scree raised bed in the hope that I can keep it going from seed.
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