Meconopsis sheldonii ‘Slieve Donard’ (AGM), also known as the Himalayan Blue Poppy, is the best perennial Meconopsis for English gardens. It produces stunning blue flowers with contrasting yellow stamens upon upright stems, each stem holding several flowers that will face slightly downwards. The long, oval, green leaves appear very early in the season and are covered with down, which fade over time. The flower stems can grow up to a height of up to 1.2m (4ft).
Meconopsis sheldonii ‘Slieve Donard’ (AGM) has long been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Award of Garden Merit.
During the AGM trial of 2010-13 its AGM status was re-confirmed:-
‘The indisputable beauty and good constitution of M. ‘Slieve Donard’ are undoubtedly the reasons that it is one of the most widely distributed of the big blue poppy cultivars, grown both by individual gardeners and in extensive and impressive swathes in large gardens open to the public, for example, at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Dawyck Botanic Garden.’ (RHS Trial Report 2010-13)
Our Meconopsisare propagated and grown by us on the Twelve Nunns Nursery, a specialist nursery based in South Lincolnshire. We offer these as 1 Litre pots, available to order from March to mid-November.