A cottage garden classic, these delightful long-spurred Aquilegias with 7.5cm (3in) wide blooms are offered in a bright and uplifting colour range. They are perfect for borders and make exciting cut flowers. Easy to grow too!
Place seed 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 15-20°C (59-68°F). 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. Grow on in cooler conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12in) apart. Overwinter September sowings in a coldframe and plant out the following spring.