AQUILEGIA VULGARIS DOUBLES MIX SEEDS A RAINBOW OF COLOURS EDIBLE PETALS $2.30

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

The flowers can be eaten raw and on a sunny day can be really sweet if you beat the bees to them. Great for decorations on cakes and salads! The seeds and roots should not be consumed.

Description
Also known as ‘Grannys Bonnets’ or Columbines, Aquilegia Double Mixed (Aquilegia vulgaris) features an assortment of frothy double flowers in pinks, reds, blues, whites and yellows and mixed tones. This mix contains both the fluffy type and the petticoat type.

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. Prefers a full sun to part shade position.

Grow Notes
Aquilegia forms a hardy, evergreen clump. They prefer a full sun to 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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