Meconopsis is a genus of flowering plants in the Papaveraceae family .

Meconopsis grandis, nicknamed the Blue Poppy (although it is only poppy-like) It is the national flower of Bhutan. In spring of 1922, a British Himalayan expedition, led by the legendary mountaineer George Leigh Mallory, discovered the plant on their failed attempt to reach the summit of the then-unconquered Mount Everest. The flowers were introduced at the RHS spring show of 1926. However, since they are really very difficult to grow, the species has become fabled over the decades so I thought i;d find out how to grow it at Chelsea Flower show from an expert ! #Meconopsis #AdviceOnGrowing

May 21, 2012, 12:45 PM
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