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Meconopsis napaulensis White - Satin Poppy

Meconopsis napaulensis White (Satin Poppy) seeds


Beautiful and somewhat scarce poppy with large, white flowers over downy foliage in late spring to early summer. Prefers shade to semi shade and will thrive in a cool, shady spot under trees or in a woodland garden. Monocarpic in nature, it will self seed then die after flowering, leaving lots of seedlings to flower the following years.

Hardy Perennial
Flowers: Late spring to summer
Height: up to 150cm
Position: Semi-shade

Packet of 25 seeds



Sowing Instructions: Sow any time of the year except summer.

For sowings in winter to early spring: Sow onto the surface of a good free draining seed compost and cover very lightly with a sprinkling of compost so as not to exclude light completely. Stand the container/tray in a coldframe or sheltered spot outdoors. Keep the compost moist, protect from heavy rain, but not frost which is beneficial. After 5 weeks, bring into warmth of 13-18C and germination will take place.

For sowings at any other time: Sow as above but place container in the fridge instead of outdoors for 5 weeks, then bring into warmth of 13-18C.

Growing Instructions: When seedlings have 2 leaves, pot up individually into 8cm pots and grow on as cool as possible keeping them shaded from strong sunlight. When well established, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions and plant out 46-60cm apart.

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