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Re: Heart attack time! -> Meconopsis


Ah, if they're a PNW lover then they will undoubtedly NOT do here either.
They would croak at the first of our heat. 

Andrea H
hodgesaa@earthlink.net
EarthLink Revolves Around You.


> [Original Message]
> From: James R. Fisher <garrideb@well.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 2/20/2005 8:15:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Heart attack time! -> Meconopsis
>
> A A HODGES wrote:
> > Why should northerners not try it?  I've never tried them but I though
> > Poppies could take cold better than heat (or at least humidity) We grow
> > poppies (not the blue) as winter annuals here. 
> > 
> > Andrea H
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Poppies (Papaver) are not very similar to Meconopsis in their
> growing likes and dislikes. Bad Idea (tm) to call Meconopsis
> 'Blue Poppies'; the curse of the 'common name'.
> By all means try, say, Meconopsis grandis, or M. horridula,
> and see if you can get them to persist, and report back how
> it was managed; I'd love to know. They're monocarpic, btw.
> -jrf
> -- 
> Jim Fisher
> Vienna, Virginia USA
> 38.9 N 77.2 W
> USDA Zone 7
> Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
>
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