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Chocolate Soldier Aquilea

This columbine runs about a foot tall and is covered with interesting brown and yellow flowers that hang like little bells. The blue green, frilly foliage looks good all season so this is a good choice for rock gardens. As with all Aquilegia, most perennial seed in fact, it is a good idea to chill the seed for a few weeks before planting.  20 seeds. 

 

PLANTING:

Perennial,  zone 3

Germination: 14-30 days

Seed Planting Depth:on surface, lightly press in and cover

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Cold treat seed by sowing into moist soil or paper towel, wrap in a clear plastic bag and place in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks; then provide 65-75 degree temperatures until germination. 

Height and Width:  12" x 12"

Spacing:  10-12"

Light  Needs:  Part shade

Soil Needs: Hummus rich, moist, well drained

Approximate days to flower from seed:The following season

Uses: ornamental, woodland gardens 

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