Aquilegia caerulea ‘State Series – Alaska’ seeds – (Swan White, Granny’s bonnet, Columbine)

$8.60

A lovely large flowered pure white  aquilegia, which blooms abundantly.

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Description

This lovely  plant won the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit. The State Series ( or Swan Series as it is known in North America) is the product of many years of hybridisation, which is known for its very large flowers. This plant  is a very good garden performer , which produces flowers in abundance, very large pure white flowers, which are held  above a mound of lacy fern like leaves, and appear to float in the evening light. It has multiple stems which are uniform and abundant, and makes a good garden cut flower.   It blooms in late spring and   summer.

It likes full sun but  will tolerate partial shade.

Sowing advice

Sow in mid – late winter, spring and early  summer, late summer and autumn. Sow in trays or pots. Cover the seeds very lightly with seed raising mix and keep moist.  Propagate at  20 deg C . Keep in cooler conditions at 14- 18 deg C after germination occurs.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Columbine, Granny's bonnet

Family

Ranunculaceae

Maximum Height

approx 80 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20