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photoblog image Summer flowers - Himalayan poppy

Summer flowers - Himalayan poppy

 

The more common, blue variety.

Summer flowers - Himalayan poppy

 

The more common, blue variety.

comments (13)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 11 Jul 2018, 01:45
i have never seen these anywhere before
Tom Wilson: I think Arkansas would be too warm for them, Sherri - this from an article:

"Success may depend on geography: meconopsis grows like cabbages in the cooler, wetter climes of Scotland but will be more of a challenge (and what gardener doesn't love a challenge?) farther south."
They are really lovely, Tom.
Tom Wilson: The Bot. Gdns. had a section full of them.
A very unusual shad of blue...
Tom Wilson: Nothing else quite like it.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 11 Jul 2018, 04:19
Un bleu qui n'est pas habituel pour une fleur.
Tom Wilson: C'est vrai, Martine! https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/apr/20/himalayan-blue-poppy-plant-offer
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 11 Jul 2018, 06:27
This blue looks anything but common to me..
Tom Wilson: I think it is the only flower with this shade, Chris.
If ever I see a blue poppy, Tom, I will now know it's not fake. HA!
Tom Wilson: The Netherlands may be a bit too warm a climate for them - it seems they do well in Scotland!
A new one on me and a wonderful colour
Tom Wilson: Not very common and not too easy to grow - I had one bloom once and then it disappeared!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Jul 2018, 08:02
That is quite a startling blue to see in nature, Tom
Tom Wilson: It is indeed, Lisl - see https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/apr/20/himalayan-blue-poppy-plant-offer
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jul 2018, 08:18
Never seen this flower or colour before. Would be a standout in my garden.
Tom Wilson: Could be a bit too mild a climate for it Louis - it prefers somewhere like Scotland and doesn't even like the south of England much.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Jul 2018, 08:39
I have never seen cyan coloured flowers before.
Tom Wilson: Very unusual and quite stunning to see them in mass.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Jul 2018, 08:42
an unbelievalble blue- fascinating!
Tom Wilson: It is indeed - beautiful and so startlingly different from other flowers.
I am forever enthralled with these H. blue poppies. Thet are remarkable.
Tom Wilson: They are indeed - it is a beautiful blue - PEI ought to be cool enough for them to grow there, I'd think, although they are difficult - I was successful only once and then I gave up!
Just as nice in Blue.
Tom Wilson: Even better, I think, Brian - it's an absolutely unique blue.

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