Enchanting Blue-poppy on Display Now at Longwood Gardens
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 and a unique sky-blue color—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 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.
Hours & Admission
The Gardens are open 10 am –5 pm through March 31, and 10 am–6 pm beginning April 1. The Gardens are closed Tuesdays. Admission is $25 for adults; $22 for seniors (age 62+); $13 for students (ages 5–18 or with valid student ID) and free ages 4 and under. Group rates available. For more details, visit longwoodgardens.org.
About Longwood Gardens
In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,100 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and grand conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the performing arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship and community engagement. Longwood is one of more than 30 gardens in the Philadelphia region known as America’s Garden Capital.