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Aquilegia 'Red Hobbit'

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Aquilegia 'Red Hobbit'
Description
Aquilegia (Columbine) is a genus of about 60-70 species of perennial plants, found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the Northern Hemisphere, that are known for the spurred petals of their flowers. The genus name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle (aquila), because the shape of the flower petals are said to resemble an eagle's claw. "Columbine" is derived from the Latin word for pigeon or dove (columba). ‘Red Hobbit' is a compact version of the popular Aquilegia ‘Crimson Star'. This is a low-growing, bushy, clump-forming columbine that typically rises to only 30-40cm tall when in flower. Large, up facing, long-spurred, two-tone flowers with star-like, creamy white corollas and with crimson red sepals and spurs. Bushy yellow stamens add a third colour. It flowers in late spring. The almost fern-like, basal green foliage with a bluish tinge is somewhat suggestive of Thalictrum.
 
Main Features
 
Type Perennial Hardiness Fully Hardy
Flower Colour Red Size (H xW) 45 x 40cm
Flowering Season Spring Pot Size 9cm
Foliage Grey-Green Growth Rate Medium Growing
Foliage Type Deciduous Soil PH Any
Soil Type Rich but well drained AGM No
Position Part Sun Habit Upright/bushy
 
 
Cultivation Notes
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils except heavy, poorly drained ones. Prefers rich, moist soils with light to moderate shade. Remove flowering stems after bloom to encourage additional bloom. Keep soil uniformly moist after bloom to prolong attractive foliage appearance. When foliage depreciates in autumn, plants may be cut to the ground.
 
Uses
Pruning \ Aftercare : Remove faded flowers as required