Meconopsis betonicifolia (Himalayan Blue Poppy)
Rosettes of glaucous green, hairy, toothed leaves. Tall stems carry single, fragile, sky-blue flowers with golden stamens. May. Ht.75cm.(2.5ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and humus-rich, moist, well-drained, slightly acid soil. Good for woodland plantings.
Meconopsis Lingholm (Himalayan Blue Poppy)
- Usually Flowers : June, July
Broadly lance-shaped, dark green leaves. New ones and stems have rusty-brown hairs. Beautiful, rich blue flowers from June to July. Ht.100cm.(3ft.). Fertile form producing long, narrow seed pods. Grow in part shade and moist, fertile soil. More perennial and tolerant of slightly drier conditions than others. Good for damp, shady, corners.
Teuchrium fruticans (Germander)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Evergreen, bushy shrub with grey-green leaves. Spikes of dark, azure-blue salvia-like flowers from June to August. Ht.1mt.(3ft.). Best grown in full sun and well-drained slightly alkaline soil. Needs shelter from cold winds and benefits from winter protection. Good for borders and informal hedging.