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Aquilegia viridiflora 'Chocolate Soldier'

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

Hardy Perennial

This rare, choice species features delicate, nodding, chocolate-brown, 1.5cm (½in) blooms from late spring onwards. The neatly compact plants are perfect for borders and rockeries. A collector's item. Height: 30-35cm (12-14 inches).

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, alpine & rockery, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
May, June, July
Sowing Months:
February, March, April, May, June, September, October
Position:
full sun, sun or semi shade
    • 1 packet (20 aquilegia seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £2.99
Sow February to June or September to October. Sow on the surface of a good free draining, damp, seed compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 15-20C (59-68F). Germination can take 1-3 months. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12in) apart.

Overwinter September sowings in a coldframe and plant out the following spring.

Caution: Irritant to skin and eyes. Harmful if eaten.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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