Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port'
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port'

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port'

Common Columbine

syn. Granny's Bonnet

Ranunculaceae

Height

70 - 80 cm​

Flower colour

dark red

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

well drained, average

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 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.


Variety with double, spurless, dark red flowers. It grows best in well drained soil in sun or partial shade. It tolerates most soil types as long as the soil is not waterlogged. Doesn't self seed.

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