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Growing Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia) from seeds喜馬拉雅藍罌粟 (綠絨蒿)種子孵法

Growing Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia ) from seeds喜馬拉雅藍罌粟 (綠絨蒿)種子孵法

This is Meconopsis betonicifolia.

(Meconopsis betonicifolia)藍罌粟小苗.

Himalayan Blue Poppy(Meconopsis betonicifolia)藍罌粟小苗.

Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis) seedling after transplanting. 喜馬拉雅藍罌粟 (綠絨蒿)移植後的小苗

Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis) seedling after transplanting. 喜馬拉雅藍罌粟 (綠絨蒿)移植後的小苗

Blue poppies

Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis) seedlings喜馬拉雅藍罌粟 (綠絨蒿)種子發芽

Flowers see wiki link:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meconopsis

開花照見維基百科:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meconopsis

Such a beautiful hardy perennial!  Although some gardener think it is difficult to grow due to the soil drainage issue.   Blue poppies do not produce opium.

很美很強健的多年生草花!  雖然有的人認為它因豪雨而排水不佳的問題會很難種活. 雖為罌粟科但它不是能提煉鴉片的植物.

Best to grow in partial shade location in moist but well drained clay soil.  Large flowers in summer attract bees and flowers.  From seeds to flower usually take 2 years.  USDA Zones:3-9.  Mature size:3′(H) x 1′-1.5′(W).   Even though it is short lived perennial but it often self seed, so you can still expect their numbers increase through the year.

最適合種植於半日照的環境用濕潤但排水佳的黏性土來種.  夏開美麗的大花,花形略為向下開放. 從種子到開花通常只需隔年,最晚第3年開花.  非常耐寒,耐熱性亦佳但受不了排水不佳.  它的壽命不長但會自行落籽繁殖,經年累月植株還是會增加許多.

Here is how to grow this perennial from seeds.  以下為種子的孵法.

1. Get a clean container with potting soil.  Use a clean bag or a piece of plastic wrap with a rubber band.

1. 取一乾淨的容器或苗盆裝排水佳的盆土種植.  用乾淨的透明塑膠袋或透明膠膜加上橡皮筋來保濕.

2. Because seeds are small so moist the soil first before sprinkle the seeds in.  Do not sow too many seeds in one container otherwise you will have a hard time to separate them when it is time to transplant them individually.

2.由於種子細小所以要將土壤澆濕後再灑上種子. 一個容器內不要灑太多以免將來移植時不好分開植株.

3. Cover the plastic wrap then use rubber band to make sure the top is tight for moist stay in and light can shine through or put the container in a clear plastic bag.  Place the container in partial shade slightly warm location.

3.容器加蓋或用保鮮膜蓋上和橡皮筋固定來保濕. 將容器放在半日照略為溫暖處好發芽.

3. The seedlings should pop out around a week.  Wait for the seedlings have 6-8 leaves then you can transplant them in individual pots.   Do not let seedlings dry out.  Partial shade.

3.小苗們約一週內會發芽.  等苗長出6-8片本葉時可以移植到較大盆中一株一盆.  繼續維持苗的濕度,半日照.

4. Use large pot or best grow mature plant or the best is in the ground in partial shade clay moist soil.  It is excellent for planting in group in woodland garden!  Have fun!  🙂

4.最後應用大盆裝排水佳的偏黏性土壤來種,當然最好的歸宿還是地植在半日照處.  這種草花很適合種一片在森林林地型的花園裡.  種植愉快! 🙂

Purple Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’) 紫葉風箱果

Purple Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’) 紫葉風箱果

Purple Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Monlo') 紫葉風箱果

Purple Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’) white flowers in spring. 紫葉風箱果春天的花

Purple Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Monlo') fall colour is brighter.紫葉風箱果秋色

Purple Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Monlo’) fall colour is brighter.紫葉風箱果秋色

Very hardy deciduous shrub and good with its foliage and texture.   Very easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location.   White flowers in spring.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.   Toxic if ingested.   Fall colour is brighter red.   Mature size:4′-6′(H) X 4′-6′(W).  Whish is excellent for small to medium garden.  USDA Zones:2-8.   Propagate by soft wood cuttings.

風箱果屬的落葉灌木.  原生於北美,非常強健耐寒.  非常容易栽種在全日照到半日照的環境.  春天開頂生的白色花球.  花為頗吸引蜂蝶的蜜源.   平常葉色紫黑或紫紅色,秋色變紅帶紫.  全株有毒不可食.   成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅為4-6呎,很適合用於中小型花園.   多用新枝來扦插繁殖.

Pearl-bush (Exochorda) 白鵑梅屬

Pearl-bush (Exochorda) 白鵑梅屬

Snow Day Surprise Pearlbush (Exochorda 'Snow Day Surprise')白鵑梅屬

Snow Day Surprise Pearlbush (Exochorda ‘Snow Day Surprise’)白鵑梅屬. This is pretty. Due to it is off season now, I only can show you this tag, this variety. 非花期,只能照這個品種的花牌.

Pearl-bush seed heads(Exochorda) 白鵑梅屬的種子

Pearl-bush seed heads(Exochorda) 白鵑梅屬的種子 Seed heads remind me star anise. 種子使我聯想到八角.

Pearl-bush seeds(Exochorda) 白鵑梅屬的種子

Pearl-bush seeds(Exochorda) after remove the shell. 白鵑梅屬脫殼後的種子

Pearl-bush seeds(Exochorda) 4weeks germination 白鵑梅屬的種子發芽了,約4週.

Pearl-bush seeds(Exochorda) 4weeks germination 白鵑梅屬的種子發芽了,約4週.

Pearl-bush seedlings.(Exochorda) 白鵑梅實生小苗.

Pearl-bush seedlings.(Exochorda) 白鵑梅實生小苗.

Pearl-bush seedlings are growing nicely.(Exochorda) 白鵑梅實生小苗長勢不錯.

Pearl-bush seedlings are growing nicely.(Exochorda) 白鵑梅實生小苗長勢不錯.

This small hardy mounded shrub is very easy to grow in full sun to partial shade location in well drained soil.  Large amount of small white flowers in late spring.  Flowers attract bees.  Prune it to shape after flowering.  Easy to maintain. Mature size:4′(H) X 4′(W). USDA Zones:4-9.   Propagate usually by cuttings or by seeds.   Seed germination time is about 4 weeks.

是薔薇科白鵑梅屬的小型落葉灌木.  在全日照到半日照的環境排水佳的土壤都能種植.   春末老枝開大量潔白如雪的白色小花,是吸引蜂類的蜜源.  植株枝葉密生,僅需在春天的花期過後修剪整齊並稍添加花肥即可,是低維護的開花灌木.  耐寒.  株高4呎,寬幅4呎.  繁殖多用扦插或種子,種子約秋天採收,發芽約需4週時間.

Hardy Rose Gloxinia (Incarvillea delavayi) 紅花角蒿

Hardy Rose Gloxinia (Incarvillea delavayi) 紅花角蒿

紅花角蒿開花了!

Incarvillea delavayi (Hardy Rose Gloxinia)紅花角蒿 紅花角蒿開花了!

Incarvillea delavayi (Hardy Rose Gloxinia) Flower buds start to show colour. 紅花角蒿花苞顯色了.

Incarvillea delavayi (Hardy Rose Gloxinia) Flower buds start to show colour. 紅花角蒿花苞顯色了.

Incarvillea delavayi (Hardy Rose Gloxinia) flower stem 紅花角蒿的花莖

Incarvillea delavayi (Hardy Rose Gloxinia) flower stem 紅花角蒿的花莖

Incarvillea delavayi (Hardy Rose Gloxinia)紅花角蒿

Incarvillea delavayi (Hardy Rose Gloxinia)紅花角蒿

Hardy Rose Gloxinia mature seed pods.(Incarvillea delavayi) 紅花角蒿成熟的種莢轉褐色.

Hardy Rose Gloxinia mature seed pods.(Incarvillea delavayi) 紅花角蒿成熟的種莢轉褐色.

Hardy Rose Gloxinia seed pods and seeds.(Incarvillea delavayi) 紅花角蒿的種莢與種子.

Hardy Rose Gloxinia seed pods and seeds.(Incarvillea delavayi) 紅花角蒿的種莢與種子.

Before planting…  After bulbs has been planted, plants grow rather fast! 🙂

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球根包長這樣…   種下球根沒多久就破土長出來了! 🙂

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•Native to Tibet and China. White, trumpet shaped flowers.
•Hardy in zones 5-9
•Blooms in July and August
•Height: 13 inches
•Best glow in full sun location