Aquilegia Flabellata Nana ‘Mini Star’ – ( Granny’s bonnet)
An outstanding dwarf form of columbine from Japan which has large blue and white flowers on a small plant.
This is a lovely dwarf variety of columbine which comes from Japan. It is also know =n as the Fan columbine after the attractive rounded, curved fan-shape of the leaves. It has very large bright blue flowers whaich have a white corolla. Each flower has very long horns. The flowers appear earlier than most columbines, opening in October and blooming for several weeks.
For best results, sow seeds immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. However, one can also sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, and often wait for spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown. But spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth if successful germination occurs.
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Columbine, Granny's bonnet
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