AQUILEGIA canadensis 'Pink Lanterns'

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AQUILEGIA canadensis 'Pink Lanterns'

Canada Columbine, Honeysuckle Columbine
Select Item No. AA647

Quantitative Restriction

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Ranunculaceae
Origin: The wild species grows naturally throughout much of North America.
Special Features: Dainty, curving, short-spurred, nodding blooms. Outstanding in mixed containers, too. Gently self-sows in the garden. An outstanding novelty from Dyck Arboretum.
Historical: Discovered by The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston, Kansas (USA) and introduced by Jelitto in 2007.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: pink with straw-colored corolla
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
Flowering: Second year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: basal rosettes with three-lobed leaves
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 30 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.8 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1250
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
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):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 6 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 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") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 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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