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punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,932
I normally grow M. Lingholm, M. Grandis and M. hensol violet, all kept going by own seeds.
This year I have one which is flowering a month earlier than any of those, and which looks different to me. Any ideas?





How can you lie there and think of England
When you don't even know who's in the team

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  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,414
    It's lovely! I can't grow them here though - too dry. Maybe you could take a trip to Harlow Carr and see if it looks like any of theirs, or send your pics to the RHS and see if they can help. Maybe it's a cross between two of the ones that you normally grow.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,932
    Thanks @JennyJ, have sent photos to the RHS and the head gardener at Crathes Castle, who i met recently and who grows lots of Meconopsis. He is going to send me some seeds of M. punicea, which is one I have always struggled to grow.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854
    Mecanopsis punkdocii
    Devon.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,932
    That would be lovely @Hostafan1, but I think i would have to name it after Moira.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854
    punkdoc said:
    That would be lovely @Hostafan1, but I think i would have to name it after Moira.
    To be fair: she deserves that , at least , for putting up with you for so long. xxx
    Devon.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,932
    Too true, and I’ve got her weeding at the moment, whilst I ponce around doing artistic stuff.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,829
    Hostafan1 said:
    punkdoc said:
    That would be lovely @Hostafan1, but I think i would have to name it after Moira.
    To be fair: she deserves that , at least , for putting up with you for so long. xxx
    💡 Mecanopsis “Mrs Punkdocii” …. 

    … I’ll get my coat ….

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,647
    Envy. We have tried for so many years and never had success.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,932
    It took me a number of years to get it consistently right, but now I get flowers every year from a number of different plants and grow new ones from seed.
    I am always trying new varieties, this year I am growing M.horridula from seed, which will hopefully flower in 2 or 3years. 
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,932


    For anyone tempted, M.punicea, not easy to grow, and very short lived.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
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