The Meconopsis Group

          RHS Trial of Perennial blue poppies for the Award of Garden Merit, 2010-2013

                                  Report of Trial bed at Harlow Carr, 17th May 2011

Trial No.

Plant name

Source of plants

No. with flowers*

Number of flower spikes
Total & (number per plant)

"Bulking up" status

Number of plants dead


Infertile Blue Group






1

M. 'Slieve Donard' AGM, 1993

Christie's Nursery

3

10   (4, 3, 3)

All good

None

2

M. 'Bobby Masterton'

MacPlants Nursery

3

3   (2, 1, 0)

All good

None

3

M. 'Bryan Conway'

E. Stevens

2

1   (1, 0)

Fair

One

4

M. 'P.C. Abildgaard'

MacPlants Nursery

3

None

All good

None

5

M. 'Stewart Annand'

MacPlants Nursery

3

9   (4, 4, 1)

2 good, 1 fair

None

6

M. 'Mrs Jebb'

E. Stevens

3

1   (1, 0, 0)

2 good 1 fair

None

7

M. 'Crewdson Hybrid'

E. Stevens

3

13   (5, 6, 2)

2 excellent, 1 fair

None

8

M. 'Crarae'

E. Stevens

3

3   (2, 1, 0)

2 good, 1 fair

None


"Stand-alone" **






9

M. 'Willie Duncan'

Christie's Nursery

1

1

I fair

Two

10

M. 'Keillour'

MacPlants Nursery

3

4   (2, 1, 1)

3 fair

None

11

M. 'Inverewe'

E. Stevens

3

18   (3, 8, 7)

All excellent

None

12

M. 'Marit' (a white cultivar)

Christie's Nursery

3

8  (2, 1, 5)

2 good, 1 fair

None


George Sherriff Group






13

M. 'Huntfield'

E. Stevens

3

7   (4, 1, 2)

2 excellent, 1 good

None

14

M. 'Jimmy Bayne'

MacPlants Nursery

3

12   (4. 5, 3)

2 good, 1 fair

None

15

M. 'Dalemain'

MacPlants Nursery

3

6   (1, 3, 2)

3 good

None

16

M. 'Susan's Reward'

MacPlants Nursery

3

11   (3, 3, 5)

3 excellent

None

17

M. 'Barney's Blue'

Christie's Nursery

3

9   (4, 4. 1)

2 good, 1 poor

None

18

M. 'Ascreavie'

Christie's Nursery

3

5   (0, 4, 1)

2 excellent, 1 good

None


Fertile Blue Group






19

M. 'Lingholm'

Rumbling Bridge Nursery

3

14   (6, 2, 6)

2 excellent, 1 good

None

20

M. 'Mop-head'

E. Stevens

3

16   (4, 6, 6)

2 excellent, 1 poor

None

21

M. 'Louise'

E. Stevens

3

9   (2, 6, 1)

2 good, 1 fair

None


True grandis forms






22

M. grandis (ES104) ***

E. Stevens

2

11   (6, 5)

2 excellent

One

23

M. grandis (ex PSW)****

Christie's Nursery

2

8   (6, 2)

2 fair

One

Notes: *Three plants of each cultivar were supplied. No. 1 already has an AGM. Nos. 1-3 are very old clones, clearly closely related. No. 4 is of known, fairly recent origina in Denmark. No. 5 probably arose at Branklyn Garden. Nos. 6 and 7 are closely related. No. 8 is another old cultivar and clearly quite distinct from any others. **So distinctive they are not attributed to a Group. ***This is to be named shortly. ****This has now been named M. 'Strathspey'. Table compiled by Evelyn Stevens using data provided by Ian Christie.