Aquilegia flabellata 'Blackcurrant Ice' / Dwarf Columbine / Seeds

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Aquilegia flabellata 'Blackcurrant Ice' / Dwarf Columbine / Seeds

An unusual and sought-after bi-colour form of Aquilegia with nodding purple and creamy yellow flowers.  Plants have lots of flowers in late spring to summer and grows to a moderate height of about 20cm, so good for front of borders and containers/pots.


This Aquilegia prefers light shade and moist well-drained soil, but can tolerate a wide range of conditions from full sun to dry shade.

 

Pack of 30 seeds.  Sow in spring for first year flowering and summer/autumn for next year flowering.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.


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Hardiness Hardy perennial
Flowers May/June to July
Height 20 - 30cm
Spread 20 - 30cm
Conditions  Grow in full sun to part shade and and most soils
Sow

Sow spring to autumn.  Sow in summer/autumn for next year flowering and early spring for same year flowering. Sow in moist seed compost.  Lightly cover the seeds with soil or vermiculite and keep at 15 -18C (no higher than 20C).  Do not exclude light, which helps germination.  Germination takes about 2-3 weeks,sometimes up to 5 weeks. If there is no germination, place the seed tray in a fridge for 3 weeks and then back into the warmth.  Pot on when seedlings are large enough to handle, and protect summer/autumn sowings over the first winter.

Grow

Trim back plants after flowering.  Leaves will regrow and remain on the plant over winter.  Plants will self seed around the garden but not necessarily in the same flower colour as these seeds.