This book is recommended for both gardeners who are already growing Meconopsis and for those who need help to make the first step towards trying this remarkable group of plants.
A collaboration between the Alpine Garden Society and The Meconopsis Group, it brings together the knowledge and experience of a wide range of enthusiasts and growers.
The heart of the book concentrates on the big perennial blue poppies and recognises the progress made by The Meconopsis Group in bringing order to a rather confused family.
There is acknowledgement that further work still has to be done - the genetics of this group in particular - and a brief chapter is dedicated to this hidden world. The final chapter is dedicated to personal experiences of growing Meconopsis around the world and has some fascinating accounts that will truly inspire people to grow these plants.
Having waited many years, growers now have the titles The Genus Meconopsis and A Pictorial Guide To Blue Poppies. This practical handbook completes the set. Meconopsis for Gardeners recognises the difficulties in cultivating Meconopsis and highlights key points to give sound, practical advice.