AQUILEGIA flabellata var. pumila 'Selection'

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AQUILEGIA flabellata var. pumila 'Selection'

Columbine
Select Item No. AA764

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Ranunculaceae
Origin: Japan
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Charming, low-growing columbine. Nodding, short-spurred, bright blue blossoms with beautiful white tipped petals. A plant with irresistable appeal in garden centers. Wonderful in the rock garden or window boxes.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1986.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: bright blue with white nectary spurs
Natural Flowering Period: April - June
Flowering: Second year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: rounded, multi-lobed, grey-green
Growth Habit: compact / bushy
Height with Flowers: 20 cm
Spacing between Plants: 25 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
750
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(8) These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C [41°F] are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Do not leave in direct sunlight. For Alstroemeria we recommend to keep sowing for 3 weeks at approximately +30°C [86°F], then 3 weeks at +5°C [41°F], then at +21°C [70°F].

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 6 - 10 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 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: Light (100-150 ppm)
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