With a deep chocolate scent
This unusual aquilegia variety features delicate, nodding, chocolate-brown, 1.5cm (½") blooms from late spring onwards. The neatly compact plants are perfect for growing in borders and rockeries. A collector's item. Flowers May-July. Height 20-30cm (8-12"); spread 10-20cm (4-8").
- A rare variety with a chocolate scent
- A self-seeding garden favourite
- Neat, compact plants perfect for borders, pots and rockeries
This rare, chocolate species features delicate, nodding, maroon/chocolate-brown, 1.5cm blooms from late spring onwards. The neat, compact plants are perfect for borders and rockeries. It's a self-seeding garden favourite with an incredible deep chocolate scent. Perfect for pots near an open window or door to bring the fragrance inside. Ht 20-30cm (8-12"). Harmful if eaten.
Hardiness:0 to -5 degrees
Beds & Borders:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
Grows in Sun or Shade:True
Sow thinly in a tray using a good quality compost and cover with a thin layer of vermiculite. Seal the tray in a clear plastic bag and keep on a sunny windowsill at 15-20ºC, do not exclude light as this helps germination. (Germination 1-3 months). When big enough to handle, pot on into individual 7.5cm (3") pots and gradually acclimatise to outside conditions before planting out after the last frost at 30cm (12") spacings. Alternatively, sow September-October and overwinter in a cold frame or cold greenhouse and plant out the following spring.
Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers. Scented. Attractive to bees. Grows well in sun or shade.
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