Why should gardeners miss out on commemorating the royal birth? Yes, you could buy a plate or commemorative cup and saucer, but what better than a plant that will return every year and grow as Prince George does.
I am not aware of any plants named Prince George, but there are a few named King George. Here are five other blue flowers fit for a Prince:
1. Meconopsis ‘Slieve Donard’
An amazing flower if cultivated well. The sunshine pouring through its large blue flower is a joy and well worth the hard work in growing it.
Meconopsis come from the Himalayas, China and Tibet where there are monsoons in the growing season and temperatures rarely exceed 20oC. This plant needs adequate moisture and moderate temperature. It prefers growing in a high humus content which is rich in nutrients.
In very heavy soils, which are prone to water-logging, this plant will…
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