Aquilegia viridiflora 'Chocolate Soldier'
Columbine, Granny's Bonnet 'Chocolate Soldier'
Aquilegia viridiflora 'Chocolate Soldier' is a rare, choice species featuring delicate, nodding, chocolate-brown, 1.5cm (½in) blooms from late spring onwards. The neatly compact plants are perfect for borders and rockeries. A collector's item. Height: 30-35cm (12-14 inches).
|Botanical name||Aquilegia viridiflora|
|Common name||Columbine, Granny's Bonnet 'Chocolate Soldier'|
|Flowering time||Spring, Summer|
|Plant type||Flower Seeds|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow February to June or September to October. Sow on the surface of a good free draining, damp, seed compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 15-20C (59-68F). Germination can take 1-3 months. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12in) apart.|