Aquilegia caerulea 'Crimson Star' / Columbine / Seeds

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Aquilegia caerulea 'Crimson Star' / Columbine / Seeds

An attractive garden and cut flower variety of Aquilegia with two-tone red and white (sometimes pale pink or yellow) flowers in early summer from May to July.  The plants grow a neat mound of leaves followed by flowers up to a height of about 60cm.  Great for the garden, for containers and a good cut flower.

Aquilegias grow best in sun to part shade and most soils.  They are drought tolerant once established and attract pollinators into the garden.  They self-seed once established.

Pack of approx 200 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 to July
Height 60cm
Spread 30cm
Conditions  Grow in full sun to part shade and and most soils

Sow spring to autumn.  Sow in summer/autumn for next year flowering and early spring for same year flowering.  Sow in moist seed compost.  Cover the seeds very lightly with soil or vermiculite and keep at 15 -18C (no higher than 20C).   Do not exclude light. Germination takes about 2-3 weeks, sometimes up to 3 months.  Pot on when seedlings are large enough to handle, and protect summer/autumn sowings over the first winter.


Cut 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 the original plants.