Aquilegia x hybrida 'Green Apples'
Columbine, Granny's Bonnet 'Green Apples'
Aquilegia x hybrida 'Green Apples' is the first green flowered Aquilegia with a spectacular Clematis-like flower formation. The buds open in a delightful lime-green shade, fading to a sumptuous apple-green before ageing to a gentle cream. Makes an interesting feature for borders.
|Botanical name||Aquilegia x hybrida|
|Common name||Columbine, Granny's Bonnet 'Green Apples'|
|Flower colour||Green, White|
|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 seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays. Do not cover the seed. Seal container inside a polythene bag and keep at a temperature of between 15-20C (59-68F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination can take 1 to 3 months. When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3 inch) pots or trays. Plant out once plants are well grown, 23-3cm (9 to 12 inches) apart.|