Tuesday, 18 March 2014

I have only six Meconopsis punicea to flower this year and seed germination has been slow. The first flower buds are just showing. Fortunately a  friend has a lot of seedlings but I still hope my seed, including seed bank seed, will germinate soon. This species benefits from growing on the seedlings as well as one can to produce large plants that will achieve maximum flowering size in 2015. Nearly all are biennial though there are some exceptions. This extremely beautiful species needs a lot of attention to make sure it stays in cultivation.