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Aquilegia desertorum

Aquilegia desertorum
Price:  £5.00

Brand:  The Plantsman's Preference
Family:  Ranunculaceae
Main Season:  Summer
Flower Colour:  Red
Leaf Colour:  Blue/grey/silver
Foliage:  Deciduous
Position:  Sun
Soil Type:  Dry, well drained
Height:  15cm to 30cm (6" to 12")
Peat Free?  Yes
Hardiness Guide:  RHS H5 minimum -10C to -15C
Pot Size:  9cm



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A small species from high altitude in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah in the USA. Grey ferny foliage (often slightly variegated) and delicate red and pale yellow flowers to 30cm.

As it comes from high altitudes Aquilegia desertorum is surprisingly hardy in the UK, good drainage being key.  We've found it grows well enough in sun or light shade, flowering in early to mid summer.

Relatively long lived for an Aquilegia, 4-5 years is typical especially if kept in fairly dry conditions.  Well suited to alpine house culture if you are lucky enough to have one!

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