AQUILEGIA MCANNAS GIANTS SEEDS TWO TONED AND SOLID COLOUR MIX $2.20

MCANNAS GIANTS AQUILEGIAS ARE A COTTAGE GARDEN ESSENTIAL WITH SWEET AND NODDING FLOWERS AND DELIGHTFUL LACY FOLIAGE!

Description
Also known as ‘Grannys Bonnets’ or Columbines, Aquilegia Mcannas Giants is a very rare mix of the two-tone blue with white and then a mix of rainbow two tone colours, so you will get more blue/white than any of the other colours all things being equal, I mixed them well!

The genus name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle (aquila), because the shape of the flower petals, which are said to resemble an eagle’s claw. The common name “columbine” comes from the Latin for “dove”, due to the resemblance of the inverted flower to five doves clustered together.

They are a clump forming herbaceous perennial with delicate and pretty foliage. The flower stems rise above the foliage and spurred bell-shaped blooms nod gently in the breeze making a very pretty long-lasting show. Ideal for cottage gardens, borders and pots. Aquilegias are a timeless classic well suited to most climates.

Grow Notes
Aquilegia forms a hardy, evergreen clump. They will grow in full sun but prefer a part shade position, growing to 80cms tall. Keep well-watered.

They are frost hardy and can tolerate severe frost down to below -20C. They can also handle heat and can tolerate some dry periods once established. Particularly when it is given some shade.

Susceptible to caterpillars, aphids and powdery mildew.

Sow
Aquilegia seeds grow best when they are raised in trays or other containers and transplanted to the garden once established. Fill trays, punnets or jiffy pots with a good quality seed-raising mix or use soil starter pellets. Sow seeds 3mm deep. Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Transplant seedlings to the garden once they have their first true leaves and are large enough to handle (usually 5-10cm tall). Plant out, spacing plants 40cm apart.

Germination
Seeds of this variety can be slow to germinate. Seeds should germinate in around 21-28 days at a soil temperature of 20-25°C. So be patient and follow the recommended depth and temperature guidelines closely for the best chance of success.

Maturity
Maturing at around 200 days from germination. They are clump forming, short lived perennials, meaning they usually live for between two and five years.

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