This lovely Aquilegia produces fabulous deep burgundy - brown red flowers , which will be the talking point of your neighbours. The dainty double flowers will come back to grace your garden year after year. Popular for its late spring and early summer burgundy flowers, 'Ruby Port' makes an effective contrast with white alliums and other aquilegias. It likes moist but free-draining soil in sun and partial shade where it will self-seed happily. Height up to 90cm.
Aquilegia (Columbine) is a genus of about 60-70 species of perennial plants that are found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the Northern Hemisphere, 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).
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.
Pruning \ Aftercare : Remove faded flowers as required.