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Welsh Poppy
Meconopsis cambrica

Distribution:  Native of Welsh uplands and South West England originally, but has long been cultivated in gardens from where it has escaped and grows wild in many places across Britain.
Habitat:  It prefers damp, woodlands, rocky and shady places.
Description: Native perennial of medium height with bright yellow flowers from June to August.  It readily self seeds.

Sowing Instructions for Seeds:  Ideally, sow in the autumn in trays kept outdoors so that the seeds are naturally stratified (periods of alternating warmth and cold). At other times, sow and keep at around 22C for 1-2 months.  Cool for 1-2 months (around 0C) in a fridge.  Then warmer (around 10C) for about a month.  It may be necessary to repeat this process if using the fridge method.  Germination is inhibited by temperatures above 20C. 

Our plants and seeds are of British origin.