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Blue Stu

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Horridula?
« on: April 13, 2017, 10:12:46 AM »
This is a mec I have as horridula, I believe I got the original seed from the RHS distribution in 2010 or 2011  - does anybody still have the list to verify this? The plants I have are grown from seed I saved in 2015, are fairly uniform & all have the purple spots at the base of the bristles.
Reading up on horridula it seems most of them in gardens are hybrids.
The nearest to it on the meconopsis world site is pratii which James Cobb says was grown for 50 years in Scotland as horrudula.
Can anyone help?

IanScott

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Re: Horridula?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 11:35:19 AM »
Hi Stu,

If the plant is Meconopsis horridula it will have yellow or golden stamen when it flowers, and not cream or grey stamen. The true species seems to be difficult to raise from seed and extremely rare in cultivation, although Chris Chadwell probably collected seed in the past.

As you obtained the seed as Meconopsis horridula it probably will be a hybrid or a different species, but still a nice plant and well worth growing.  There are some pale blue and white variants which need to be established as pure strains.

If you are thinking of collecting seed and passing it on, then I would suggest that you label it as Meconopsis horridula (of hort).

Blue Stu

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Re: Horridula?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 10:01:30 AM »
I'll post a photo when it flowers. It seems to germinate & grow easily so it suggests its not the real McCoy.

I've also got a racemosa? from the same source which is putting up a flower stem at the moment

I've just looked at the back of the label & it was from the group distribution 2015
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