Here is the story of the enchanting Himalayan Blue Poppy. It begins in 1924 in Tibet, where the renowned plant explorer Frank Kingdon-Ward came upon “a stream of blue poppies, dazzling as sapphires in the pale light.” The flower was introduced to cultivation, but always thought very difficult to grow. The author debunks this myth and gives hope to the common gardener, that they, too, can enjoy this bloom.