Aquilegia sp. "Blue"
Aquilegia sp. "Blue"
Aquilegia sp. "Blue"
Aquilegia sp. "Blue"
Aquilegia sp. "Blue"

Aquilegia sp. Blue

Columbine

Ranunculaceae

Height

80 cm

Flower colour

blue

Flowering time

June

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

well drained, moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

possibly a 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 barely covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination. If seed hasn‘t germinated in 4 weeks it is can be refrigerated for 2-4 weeks and then moved back to 20°C (68°F). After germination lower temperatures and plenty of light is needed so the seedlings won‘t become lanky.

A tall variety of columbine with striking blue flowers. It is quite shade tolerant, but grows best in sun or partial shade. Hardy and not fussy about soil conditions.

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