The Meconopsis Group           Trial by RHS for AGMs of big perennial blue Meconopsis

Location: Harlow Carr
First working report: by the assessment committee on 19th June 2010

Trial no.

Name

Plants flowering/
Plants dead

Number of flower spikes

Number of side-shoots

Sender

 

Infertile Blue Group

 

 

 

 

1

M. ‘Slieve Donard’
AGM 1993

Two
None

One good spike two plants

Well established

Christie’s Nursery

2

M. ‘Bobby Masterton’

One
None

One spike fair

Few reasonable

MacPlants Nursery

3

M. ‘Bryan Conway’

One
None

One spike

One or two on each plant

Dr. E. Stevens

4

M. ‘P.C. Abildgaard’

Two
None

One on two plants

Few reasonable

MacPlants Nursery

5

M. ‘Stewart Annand’

Two
None

Two on one plant
One on other

Two with few
One with one

MacPlants Nursery

6

M. ‘Mrs Jebb’

Two
None

Two on one plant
One with one

Well established

Dr. E. Stevens

7

M.‘Crewdson Hybrid’

Two
None

One each on two plants

Well established

Dr. E. Stevens

8

M. ‘Crarae’

Three
None

One on each plant

Two well established
One with few

Dr. E. Stevens


Stand-alone” *





9

M. ‘Willie Duncan’

Three
None

One on each plant

Few on each plant

Christie’s Nursery

10

M. ‘Keillour’

None

Looks like younger plants

None

MacPlants Nursery

11

M. ‘Inverewe’

Three
None

Two with two spikes
One with one

Well established
Few only

Dr. E. Stevens

12

M. ‘Marit’ ( white cultivar)

Two
None

One spike on two plants
One with no flowers

Few side shoots
Well established

Christie’s Nursery


George Sherriff Group





13

M. ‘Huntfield’

Two
None

One spike on two plants
None flowering plant

One few side-shoots
One good
Well established

Dr. E. Stevens

14

M. ‘Jimmy Bayne’

Two
None

One spike two plants

Well established

MacPlants Nursery

15

M. ‘Dalemain’

Two
None

One spike two plants
One flowering plant

Two well established
Few side shoots

MacPlants Nursery

16

M. ‘Susan’s Reward’

Three
None

Two on one plant
One on one

All well established

MacPlants Nursery

17

M. ‘Barney’s Blue’

Three
None

One on each plant

Few side shoots

Christie’s Nursery

18

M. ‘Ascreavie’

Three
None

One on each plant

One or two on each plant?

Christie’s Nursery


Fertile Blue Group





19

M. ‘Lingholm’

One
None

One plant

All well established

Rumbling Bridge Nursery

20

M. ‘Mophead’

One
None

One plant

All well established

Dr. E. Stevens

21

M. ‘Louise’

Two
None

One on two plants
One flowering plant

Two well established
Few side shoots

Dr. E. Stevens


True grandis forms





22

M. grandis (ES104)

One
None

One plant

All reasonably established

Dr. E. Stevens

23

M. grandis (?ex PSW)

Five
Maybe dead

Two plants one on each
One plant 3 spikes

Few side shoots
Very poor

Christie’s Nursery

Notes: Number 1 already has an AGM, Numbers 1-3 are very old clones, clearly closely related, Number 4 is of known, fairly recent origin in Denmark, Number 5 probably arose at Branklyn Garden, Numbers 6 and 7 are clearly closely related, Number 8 is another old cultivar and clearly quite distinct from any others. *So distinctive that they have not been attributed to a Group.