M. baileyi, in Tsari, S.E.Tibet

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Welcome to the Meconopsis Group
               Supplementary pages:
MM. baileyi & betonicifolia reclassifaction
Historical background of Group

Study Group
     Need for the Study Group - Identification and naming problems -
     Cultivation and propagation - Conservation -
     Solving the problems of identification and nomenclature

Introduction to the Genus
     1. Defining the genus Meconopsis within the family Papaveraceae
Distribution of the species in the wild
               Supplementary page:
Distribution Map
     3. Variability within the genus
             Species or Hybrid - Monocarpic or perennial - Fertile or sterile -
             Flower colour and plant size
                Supplementary pages:
Species Table
                     Monocarpic Meconopsis
                     Perennial Meconopsis
                     Colour range
     4. Big perennial blue Himalayan poppies
              Introduction to the plants - Identity and naming problems -
              Approved names - Longevity.
                 Supplementary pages:
Name phrase qualifications
                      Identifying and naming
                      Table of approved names
                      Longevity of M 'Lingholm' and M. betonicifolia

Plant portraits of the Genus
     (Full list of all pages available in plant portraits)
     Detailed information on individual species and cultivars.
      1. Big perennial blue poppy species and hybrids in cultivation
            (This section is under development but is complete for many cultivars)
                 Extra supplementary pages:
                       Classification and Groups
                       General description of big perennial blue poppies
      2. Species growing in the wild
            (This section is under development. Only a few species are illustrated
              but pages will be added as preparation progresses.)
Supplementary pages:
George Taylor's classification of Meconopsis species
                        Subgenus Discogyne
                        Contributors of Photographs Taken in the Wild

Meconopsis for first-time growers
      1. Big perennial blue poppies
               Meconopsis betonicifolia - Fertile hybrids - Sterile hybrids
      2. Monocarpic (non-perennial) forms
      3. Meconopsis cambrica 
4. Some recommended plants

M. grandis on the Arunuachal Pradesh / Bhutan border

Cultivation and Propagation of Meconopsis
      1. Growing plants in the garden
      2. Vegetative (asexual) propagation by division
      3. Raising Meconopsis from seed
               Supplementary pages contributed by:
                     Ian Christie
                     James Cobb
                     Leslie Drummond
                     Bill Terry
               Supplementary pages by Paul Matthews who reports on a
               symposium held by the Group in 1999
                     Talks by Graeme Butler, John Mattingley,
                     and Margaret & Henry Taylor
                     Questionnaire results
               Article by Tom Pollard in the "Lakeland Gardener"
      4. Diseases (under development)

M. quintuplinervia
in Qinghai

Seed Exchange
Members seed exchange

News, Reports, Meetings
          Recent and forthcoming meetings
          RHS trial of big perennial blue poppies

Members' area and archive
         Login page for members area   (Direct link to members area)

Further References
          Web-sites, books and articles on Meconopsis.

Contact, Membership
          Contacting us.
          How to join The Meconopsis Group and take part in our activities.
          Aims of The Meconopsis Group.
          Subscription payments (separate page).

          Nurseries who supply Meconopsis plants.

M. betonicifolia growing in woodland in Jianchuang, Yunnan

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