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Meconopsis betonicifolis Hensol Violet (Himalayan Poppy)

An unusual form of the well-loved Poppy that was first discovered at Hensol, (Castle Douglas), in Kirkcudbrightshire. Large silky mauve blooms are produced above rosettes of hairy foliage during early summer, just perfect for your shady borders, Rabbit resistant. Prefers moist, well-drained soil in part shade. Height 90cm (36"). Spread 30cm (12"). Hardy perennial.
Flower Colour

Dappled/Full Shade Loving, Moist Soil, Pest Resistant, Suitable for Container

Hardy Perennial


April onwards

Flowering Time

Part Shade

75cm (30")

75cm (30")



Cool moist, humus rich, neutral to slightly acidic and well drained.


Partial shade




Late spring, early summer.

Additional Information

Open soil up enough to prevent stagnation and rot in winter. Shelter from cold, drying winds. Rabbit resistant. Mulch generously and water in dry summer spells. Propagate by division after flowering. Hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 21 Apr 2019 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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