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Himalayan poppy
Himalayan poppy
Himalayan poppy
Himalayan poppy
Himalayan poppy (Meconopsis)
Himalayan poppy is a genus of flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae. It is found in England, Wales, Ireland, the fringes of Western Europe and Himalayas.
Lifespan
Lifespan
Perennial
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Key Facts About Himalayan poppy

Attributes of Himalayan poppy

Plant Height
1.2 m
Spread
50 cm
Leaf type
Deciduous

Scientific Classification of Himalayan poppy

species

Exploring the Himalayan poppy Plants

8 most common species:
Meconopsis betonicifolia
Himalayan blue poppy
The story of the discovery of the himalayan blue poppy is complicated: its sighting in northwest China was included in a report in 1886 and again during an unsuccessful Mt. Everest expedition in 1922. The wide spread-out leaves give the blue blossoms a slightly-drooping bowl-shaped appearance with a loose cluster of golden anthers in the center.
Meconopsis horridula
Prickly blue poppy
Prickly blue poppy is an endangered flowering plant that produces vibrant tissue-paper-textured blue flowers and spiked stems and leaves. It is because of these characteristics that Prickly blue poppy gets its name. It is a popular ornamental and horticultural plant, but it is difficult to grow, so its cultivation is limited.
Meconopsis integrifolia
Lampshade poppy
The lampshade poppy gets its scientific name, Meconopsis integrifolia, from the ancient Greeks, even though a French botanist created it. Meaning "poppy-like," this suits it perfectly. Gardeners cultivate the seeds to see the thin yellow flowers in the spring that resemble lampshades when the heads droop.
Meconopsis paniculata
Golden Himalayan poppy
Golden Himalayan poppy is also known as the Nepal Poppy after its native home. It blooms in mid-summer, producing cherry-red flowers with golden eyes nestled among green leaves with silvery hairs. This attractive plant is easy to care for and perfect for patio containers.
Meconopsis pseudointegrifolia
Sulphur poppy
Sulphur poppy is a perennial herb. Unusually, it has two distinct growth habits: when growing high on mountainsides, in scree piles, or other high elevation less ideal sites, it assumes a dwarf form with only one or a few flowers. In more ideal conditions at lower altitudes, it can be two to four times taller and have profuse foliage and blooms.
Meconopsis punicea
Red poppywort
Red poppywort (Meconopsis punicea) is a species of poppy with highly decorative, drooping blood-red flowers. Although its natural range seems to be shrinking due to climate change, it is also an attractive garden plant that has been gaining popularity. It is appreciated as a producer of graceful flowers that is both hardy and shade-tolerant.
Meconopsis wilsonii
Meconopsis wilsonii
Meconopsis wilsonii is sometimes grown ornamentally for its large and elegant drooping purple flowers. This plant is relatively new to ornamental growth. It is valued for the long-blooming flowers which are a good height for the middle or back of beds and borders. Meconopsis wilsonii gets its name from the botanist who identified it, Ernest Henry Chinese Wilson (1876 – 1930).
Meconopsis rudis
Himalayan blue poppy
Himalayan blue poppy is a very distinctive and ornamental poppy with an unusual blue flower. This standout garden plant has gifted growers with long-lasting flowers ever since it was popularized in the 1980s. It won't produce flowers in excessive heat but it is able to die back under such conditions and return the following year, rewarding patience.

All Species of Himalayan poppy

Himalayan blue poppy
Meconopsis betonicifolia
Himalayan blue poppy
The story of the discovery of the himalayan blue poppy is complicated: its sighting in northwest China was included in a report in 1886 and again during an unsuccessful Mt. Everest expedition in 1922. The wide spread-out leaves give the blue blossoms a slightly-drooping bowl-shaped appearance with a loose cluster of golden anthers in the center.
Prickly blue poppy
Meconopsis horridula
Prickly blue poppy
Prickly blue poppy is an endangered flowering plant that produces vibrant tissue-paper-textured blue flowers and spiked stems and leaves. It is because of these characteristics that Prickly blue poppy gets its name. It is a popular ornamental and horticultural plant, but it is difficult to grow, so its cultivation is limited.
Lampshade poppy
Meconopsis integrifolia
Lampshade poppy
The lampshade poppy gets its scientific name, Meconopsis integrifolia, from the ancient Greeks, even though a French botanist created it. Meaning "poppy-like," this suits it perfectly. Gardeners cultivate the seeds to see the thin yellow flowers in the spring that resemble lampshades when the heads droop.
Golden Himalayan poppy
Meconopsis paniculata
Golden Himalayan poppy
Golden Himalayan poppy is also known as the Nepal Poppy after its native home. It blooms in mid-summer, producing cherry-red flowers with golden eyes nestled among green leaves with silvery hairs. This attractive plant is easy to care for and perfect for patio containers.
Sulphur poppy
Meconopsis pseudointegrifolia
Sulphur poppy
Sulphur poppy is a perennial herb. Unusually, it has two distinct growth habits: when growing high on mountainsides, in scree piles, or other high elevation less ideal sites, it assumes a dwarf form with only one or a few flowers. In more ideal conditions at lower altitudes, it can be two to four times taller and have profuse foliage and blooms.
Red poppywort
Meconopsis punicea
Red poppywort
Red poppywort (Meconopsis punicea) is a species of poppy with highly decorative, drooping blood-red flowers. Although its natural range seems to be shrinking due to climate change, it is also an attractive garden plant that has been gaining popularity. It is appreciated as a producer of graceful flowers that is both hardy and shade-tolerant.
Meconopsis wilsonii
Meconopsis wilsonii
Meconopsis wilsonii
Meconopsis wilsonii is sometimes grown ornamentally for its large and elegant drooping purple flowers. This plant is relatively new to ornamental growth. It is valued for the long-blooming flowers which are a good height for the middle or back of beds and borders. Meconopsis wilsonii gets its name from the botanist who identified it, Ernest Henry Chinese Wilson (1876 – 1930).
Himalayan blue poppy
Meconopsis rudis
Himalayan blue poppy
Himalayan blue poppy is a very distinctive and ornamental poppy with an unusual blue flower. This standout garden plant has gifted growers with long-lasting flowers ever since it was popularized in the 1980s. It won't produce flowers in excessive heat but it is able to die back under such conditions and return the following year, rewarding patience.
Himalayan blue poppy
Meconopsis baileyi
Himalayan blue poppy
Meconopsis baileyi is distinctly blue in flower coloration with a bright yellow color contrast in the stamens. While similar in appearance to other common poppies, this species differs in its seedhead shape which is long and thin compared to the more typical rounded shape.
Blue poppy
Meconopsis grandis
Blue poppy
A large proportion of species are monocarpic and as such are notoriously difficult to maintain in cultivation.
Meconopsis racemosa
Meconopsis racemosa
Meconopsis racemosa
Meconopsis racemosa is a genus of flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae. It is found in England, Wales, Ireland, the fringes of Western Europe and Himalayas.
Asiatic poppy 'Slieve Donard'
Meconopsis × sheldonii 'Slieve Donard'
Asiatic poppy 'Slieve Donard'
Asiatic poppy 'Slieve Donard' is a genus of flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae. It is found in England, Wales, Ireland, the fringes of Western Europe and Himalayas.
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The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
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Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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Himalayan poppy
Meconopsis
Himalayan poppy is a genus of flowering plants in the family Papaveraceae. It is found in England, Wales, Ireland, the fringes of Western Europe and Himalayas.
Lifespan
Lifespan
Perennial
info

Key Facts About Himalayan poppy

Attributes of Himalayan poppy

Plant Height
1.2 m
Spread
50 cm
Leaf type
Deciduous

Scientific Classification of Himalayan poppy

species

Exploring the Himalayan poppy Plants

8 most common species:
Meconopsis betonicifolia
Himalayan blue poppy
The story of the discovery of the himalayan blue poppy is complicated: its sighting in northwest China was included in a report in 1886 and again during an unsuccessful Mt. Everest expedition in 1922. The wide spread-out leaves give the blue blossoms a slightly-drooping bowl-shaped appearance with a loose cluster of golden anthers in the center.
Meconopsis horridula
Prickly blue poppy
Prickly blue poppy is an endangered flowering plant that produces vibrant tissue-paper-textured blue flowers and spiked stems and leaves. It is because of these characteristics that Prickly blue poppy gets its name. It is a popular ornamental and horticultural plant, but it is difficult to grow, so its cultivation is limited.
Meconopsis integrifolia
Lampshade poppy
The lampshade poppy gets its scientific name, Meconopsis integrifolia, from the ancient Greeks, even though a French botanist created it. Meaning "poppy-like," this suits it perfectly. Gardeners cultivate the seeds to see the thin yellow flowers in the spring that resemble lampshades when the heads droop.
Meconopsis paniculata
Golden Himalayan poppy
Golden Himalayan poppy is also known as the Nepal Poppy after its native home. It blooms in mid-summer, producing cherry-red flowers with golden eyes nestled among green leaves with silvery hairs. This attractive plant is easy to care for and perfect for patio containers.
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All Species of Himalayan poppy

popular genus

More Popular Genus

Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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