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Aquilegia caerulea
Rocky Mountain Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

Aquilegia caerulea  Rocky Mountain Columbine, Granny's Bonnet
RHS Award of Garden Merit
£2.99 0820000029 Category: Seeds > Flower Seeds
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Aquilegia caerulea is possibly the most beautiful Aquilegia of all, with glorious light to deep blue flowers 2-3in across sometimes fetching bi-coloured with white. An excellent border perennial, grand for cutting, in bloom for several weeks and will grow in sun or light shade. Flowers late spring/early summer. Height: 30 - 35cm (12 - 14in)

This variety has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.

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Awards RHS Award of Garden Merit
Botanical name Aquilegia caerulea
Common name Rocky Mountain Columbine, Granny's Bonnet
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Blue, White
Flowering time Summer
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance N
Habit Upright
Plant type Flower Seeds
Season of interest Summer
Time to maturity 2 - 5 years
Ultimate height 0.1m - 0.5m
Ultimate spread 0.1m - 0.5m
Useful/additional information Sow spring to mid summer in a free draining seed compost just covering the seed with compost. Germination can take from 1 -3 months at 15-21C (60-70F), to speed this up seal in a polythene bag after sowing and leave in a refrigerator (3-5 for 3 weeks then place in warmth (15-21 C). Inspect regularly and remove if any start to germinate in the fridge. Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Move to a coldframe or plunge the pots up to their rims in a sheltered site outdoors and plant out in autumn, 12in apart in moist well drained soil, sun or part shade.

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