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Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba'

Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba'

Consumer Information

Narrative Description:

This spectacular white form of the Himalayan blue poppy is a real stunner in late spring and early summer. Pure white petals surround golden yellow stamens to form superb, single blooms up to 10cm across.

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers partial shade with rich, moist soil.

Possible Situation:

Ideal in a border or raised beds.

Resilience:

Hardy

Habit:

Upright

Height x Spread / Trail:

100 x 50 cm

Features:

Attracts Wildlife

Typical Season:

Summer

Flower Colour:

white

Foliage Colour:

green

Flowering Time:

June - July

Planting Recommendations:

Bed/Border

Raised Bed

Prefers:

Part Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

A hardy plant which should survive normal winter conditions outside, especially if protected from the hardest frosts.

Plant Care:

Cultural Information

Family:

PAPAVERACEAE

Genus:

Meconopsis

Cultivar:

baileyi var. Alba

Category:

Hardy Perennials

Recommended Pot Sizes:

11cm

1Ltr

3Ltr+

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

26 weeks over Winter

10 weeks in Spring / Summer

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires infrequent feeding (Low EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Cool crop 4 -12C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

February - May

Recommended Sales Window:

March - June

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:11/1821/18
Qty:6316

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Aphid

Common Diseases:

Botrytis

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.