KENNETT SQUARE, PA – Once considered a myth, blue-poppies (Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’) are alive and thriving at Longwood Gardens, but only for a limited time. These spectacular flowers—which are native to the high elevations of the Himalayan Mountains—are on display now in Longwood’s Conservatory. The rare gems are expected to be on display through the first week of April. For Timed Tickets and reservations, visit longwoodgardens.org.
Blue-poppies are infrequently cultivated outside their native habitat. Longwood uses a growing technique to force the blue-poppies to flower every year in March. The cultivar, 'Lingholm', produces large flowers that average four inches in diameter. The substantial petals are a mesmerizing deep, sky blue color.
The blue-poppies will be on display through early April in the Conservatory, just as millions of geophytes and flowering trees begin to color the outdoor landscape in the much-anticipated spring season at Longwood.