Herb: Blue Poppy


Latin name: Meconopsis grandis


Family: Papaveraceae (Poppy Family)



Edible parts of Blue Poppy:

Seed - roasted and pickled.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
June

Habitat of the herb:

Shady places amongst shrubs at elevations of 3000 - 5000 metres in Nepal.

Propagation of Blue Poppy:

Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in late summer. Spring sown seed is slower to germinate. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Some growers prefer to divide the plant immediately after flowering.

Cultivation of the herb:

Shady places amongst shrubs at elevations of 3000 - 5000 metres in Nepal.

Medicinal use of Blue Poppy:

None known

Known hazards of Meconopsis grandis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.