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Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'
Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'

Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'
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"Columbine"

SIZE 1

Great for shade

Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Less appealing to
slugs and snails

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK

£5.85

Aquilegia 'Ruby Port' is a favourite of many garden designers, and it is often seen at the Chelsea Flower Show. It is an exquisite plant that, in late spring and early summer, produces gorgeous sprays of double, spur-less flowers in a uniform shade of rich and luscious claret. In the centre of each bloom is a boss of deep golden yellow stamens. It is the perfect companion to Aquilegia 'Blue Barlow', which has almost exactly the same flowers but in deep blue rather than rich red.

The rich colour of Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port' works well with plants that have flowers with sulphur yellow or acid green tones and, of course, white. ‘Ruby Port’ is a very reliable variety of Columbine, and will self-seed. It is absolutely at its best in dappled shade.

Aquilegia is a favourite amongst florists, as it makes a cheerful cut flower. Aquilegias are ideal for cottage gardens, but look just as at home in a more modern setting.

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Colour:

Claret-red

Height:

60-75cm / 24-30"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Average

Naturalising:

Strong

Perennial:

Yes

  • Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out
  • Plant your Aquilegia bare roots into temporary pots in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors
  • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots
  • Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the shoots just below the surface or any top growth exposed
  • Plant in borders or containers in early summer once in full growth
  • Space the Aquilegia plants 15-25cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth
  • Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023
  • Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023
  • Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
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