Mýrastigi

Aquilegia 'Rauði risinn'

Red Giant Columbine

Ranunculaceae

Height

150 cm

Flower colour

raspberry pink

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

grænn

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

well drained, moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

garden variety

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.

Propagation:


Seed sown in January - March.

Seed just covered and kept at 15-20°C (60-68°F) until germination. After germination it should be kept at a lower temperature with plenty of light so the plants won't become lanky.

A self-seeded hybrid that originated in the garden of Ólafur B. Guðmundsson. Seeds have been available
on the seed list of the Icelandic Garden Society for a number of years. There is some variety between seedlings, but a defining characteristic is the height and the raspberry pink flowers. It is hardy and self-seeds moderately.

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