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Common Name: Blue Poppy
Meconopsis grandis is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - Himalayas to China, Nepal and Tibet.
Shady places amongst shrubs at elevations of 3000 - 5000 metres in Nepal[
Grows best in a woodland soil in partial shade[
]. The soil should be lime-free, moist, well-drained and moderately rich[
]. Dislikes full sun and windy positions[
Plants are best divided every three years in order to maintain their vigour[
Seed - roasted and pickled[
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in late summer. Spring sown seed is slower to germinate[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring or autumn[
]. Some growers prefer to divide the plant immediately after flowering[