AQUILEGIA canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

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AQUILEGIA canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

Canada Columbine, Honeysuckle Columbine
[Hummingbird, Rhubarb & Custard]
Select Item No. AA650

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Ranunculaceae
Origin: Eastern North America
Special Features: Shorter than the species, dwarf and compact. Earlier flowering than most columbines.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEED in 2002.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: brilliant red with yellow corolla
Natural Flowering Period: May - June
Flowering: Second year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: conspicuous deep-green, deeply-lobed, with almost waxy appearance
Growth Habit: compact / dwarf
Height with Flowers: 25 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.74074 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1350
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 6 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 10 - 12 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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