Rising from ground level like a great candelabra, this wonderful Meconospis takes several years to reach flowering. The flowers can be red, pink or deep blue. It is a short-lived perennial though often self-seeds if happy so my fingers are firmly crossed! The foliage is deeply cut and hairy. H 2m (6ft). Like most Meconopsis it likes moisture but I think even it was totally fed-up with the amount it was getting around the time I took these shots!
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