AQUILEGIA VULGARIS 'SUNBEAMS'
New aquilegias come around quite rarely. And this lovely, quite compact new flower, which was bred by Jenny Templeman who is one of our customers, and named after her dear mother, has long-spurred golden flowers, most of which are also delicately perfumed.
For best results, sow 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. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.