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Asiatic poppy

Meconopsis spp.

Meconopsis x sheldonii Lingholm by J Brew (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


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  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Asiatic poppy Overview

A genus of 45 species of annuals, or biennial and perennial plants that can be either herbaceous or evergreen in the Papaveraceae family native to the Himalayas. They have rosettes of hairy leaves and usually blue poppy-like bowl-shaped flowers on tall stems. They prefer a moist, acid soil in a sheltered cool and shady position. The Welsh poppy previously known as Meconopsis cambrica is now referred to as Papaver cambrica and has been placed in a different genus.

Common problems with Asiatic poppy

How to propagate Asiatic poppy


Propagate by seed when fresh,(all but M.sheldonnii hybrid), in late summer; M.cambrica, M.grandis, M.quintuplinervia, M.sheldonii hybrid and their cultivators may also be propagated by division after flowering.


Other uses of Asiatic poppy

Grown for their flowers.

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