Meconopsis grandis at Garden Valley Ranch
Ron Robertson has graciously shared photos of the blue poppy growing at GVR, located in Petaluma, California - about 45 minutes north of San Francisco.
Ron raised these blue poppies from seed, and tells me that they grew very well during the summer, and even multiplied, before the gophers got to them the next winter!
Ron is now growing the Himalayan poppy, Meconopsis x sheldonii,
(a hybrid of M. grandis & M. betonicafolia)
- a more robust form -
and they are planted in gopher baskets.
Meconopsis grandis opening....
Link to Part 1 - Garden Valley Ranch