Dense sprays of fully double, deepest ruby red flowers. The spectacular flowers are on lovely long stems that are great for picking.
The blooms of Aquilegia 'Double Rubies' are just gorgeous, they face outward, showing off their beauty. They are spurless, so look a bit like small Dahlias and they last well as cut flowers.
Aquilegias are cottage garden essentials with sweet, nodding flowers and delightfully lacy foliage. Aquilegia's elegant, fern like leaves are a rare blue-green colour and are a beautiful foil for the fading spring flowering bulbs as the fresh foliage starts growing in early spring.
Aquilegias thrive in light to moderate shade though, with sufficient moisture will tolerate full sun. Aquilegias should be planted in moist, well drained humus rich soil.
After the initial flowering has finished, cut the stems back to the basal foliage for future blooms. Leave the last flowers of the season to form seed heads for future generations of plants. Seedlings are unlikely to flower true to type as they hybridise easily.
Aquilegias are suitable for growing towards the front of a lightly shaded border, in massed plantings or in large containers.
Spring to Summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade