AQUILEGIA caerulea Songbird-Series 'Songbird Blue Bird'

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AQUILEGIA caerulea Songbird-Series 'Songbird Blue Bird'

Columbine
Select Item No. AA584


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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: Hybrid Origin
Distinction: Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.) from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Special Features: Especially large blooms that appear to float like songbirds above a birdbath. Popular selection for container production. A very early flowering columbine for container or rock gardens with extremely large flowers (5-9 cm), approx. 750 seeds = 1g. See also the other colors of the Songbird Series.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: medium blue/white
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z7
Foliage: rounded, multi-lobed, grey-green
Growth Habit: compact
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.37931 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
725
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(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: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 3 - 4 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 6 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: 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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