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.
Phygelius x rectus Devil's Tears (Cape Figwort)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
- Suitable for cut flowers
Suckering semi-evergreen with erect, long spikes bearing pendent, tubular, red flowers with yellow throats. June to September. Ht.70cm.(2.5ft.). Grow in sun and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good for mixed border, patios or containers.