One of the most impressive of all shade garden plants this ravishing beauty bears large, satiny, disk-shaped flowers of the truest shade of blue in late spring and early summer.
Himalayan Blue poppies are not difficult to grow, but they are only suitable for particular sites: Acid or slightly acid soil, which is moist but well-drained and enriched with leaf mould or humus to prevent stagnation; in a partially shaded site with shelter from cold, dry winds. Cool, damp summers are a big plus but hard to find in Australia except perhaps Macquarie Island! The seed is easy to raise and will provide a lot of plants to play with but check specialist sites for finer details.
Spring and Early Summer Flowering
Picture by Syker Fotograf