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Growing meconopsis in San Francisco
« on: 05 June, 2019, 06:47:19 »
Hello everyone,

We are growing meconopsis at the San Francisco botanical garden nursery.  The Bay Area is a little challenging as only a few locations are cool enough to grow meconopsis.  Our region has dry summers and wet winters, kind of the opposite of the plants need.

We are growing them for fund raising and soon for planting in the gardens.  We were able to sell a number at the big annual sale in May and will have some for our next monthly sale.

The nursery happens to be in a low area, sort of cool, wet, and shady and the plants thrive.

I’ve been using similar techniques as we use for alpine plants - high drainage, light feeding, and a pumice top dressing.  This seems to help with the winter wet.

Looking forward to learning from everyone on growing meconopsis, particularly the more challenging species.


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Re: Growing meconopsis in San Francisco
« Reply #1 on: 05 June, 2019, 10:44:49 »
Welcome!  All sounds very interesting. I am sure you will get a few observations and comments from members on here who will be very intereted in what/how you are doing.


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