Botanical Name: Aquilegia vulgaris Burnished Rose
Common Name: Burnished Rose Columbine
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 25
Aquilegia vulgaris Burnished Rose – Grown for the foliage as much as the flowers, this compact Granny Bonnet or Columbine has chartreuse foliage. The pom pom like flowers are a rich reddish pink with quite large golden stamens. Large sprays of nodding flowers are held on wiry stems above the contrast foliage in spring, summer. Not fussy on soil type, Enjoys full sun to part shade in humus rich well drained soil. Will self seed. Hardy and easy. 45cm x 45cm.
Aquilegia seed can be sown at any time. Sow seed into good quality compost or seed raising mix. Cover with river sand or compost to seeds own depth. If sown directly into ground seed may not germinate until its dormancy is broken by a period of chilling (Winter). Moist seed tray can be placed a plastic bag in a well lit area (light helps germination) and then kept at a gentle heat of 15-20 degrees C. Germination may take 2 to 4 weeks. Transplant seedlings into small pots until large enough to plant out in the garden.