Aquilegia McKana Giants Mix Columbine Seed

Aquilegia McKana Giants Mix Columbine Seed

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Common Name: Aquilegia Columbine Pink Petticoat 

Scientific Name: AQUILEGIA HYBRIDA

Life Cycle: Perennial 

Remarks: Large flowers and a wide colour range.

Well-branched plants produce 7cm blooms with long spurs. A great cut to fill the gap between early spring and summer bouquets. Blooms in spring of second year from a spring sowing.

Plant Height: Varies

When: Spring + Autumn 

Sewing Depth + Method: Refrigerate seed for 5 days prior to planting. Light aids germination.

Transplant (recommended) - Sow 8-10 weeks before last frost. Transplant out after last frost. Barely cover seed as light aids germination. Transplant to larger when first true leaves appear. Direct seed - Sow once soil has warmed to (18°C). Sow directly into seed bed in groups of 3-4 seeds. Thin to one plant when true leaves appear. Winter mulching in cold climates, after the first frost is recommended to protect plants from heaving with the freeze and thaw cycles.

Spacing: 25-35cm

Position: Part shade 

Days until Germination: 21-28 days at (21-24°C).

Seed to Bloom: 365 days (one year) 

Harvest: When half of the florets on a stem are open.

Approx. Number of Seeds:
 50

Note:
Unfortunately, we cannot ship to WA