Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila f. kurilensis 'Rosea'
25 - 30 cm
bicoloured, purple and yellow
sun - partial shade
well drained, fertile
acid - neutral - alkaline
the species is native to Korea and Japan
Aquilegia is a genus in the family Ranunculaceae. They are hardy plants that prefer fairly moist soil and semi-shade. However, the genus includes a few alpine plants that need full sun and well drained soil.
Seed sown in January - March.
Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination which can be slow. After germination it should be kept at a lower temperature with plenty of light so the plants won't become lanky.
A small, delicate columbine with bicoloured flowers, purple and yellow. It needs well drained, fertile soil and some sun.