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Aquilegia seeds

My parents are giving me some seeds from there aquilegia plants however i cant sow them in situ now as where they will be planted currently has bedding in. Can i sow them in pots and plant out september or overwinter them in a coldframe as i want them to flower next year or will they require a cold treatment prior to germination.

Thanks for any replys


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Yes, you can sow in pots as soon as they seed.  Some will germinate straightaway and others in the spring.  Overwintering in a cold frame is ideal.  I sowed some last year in August and they germinated within a week but they didn't grow big enough to flower this year, so by sowing now you may have a chance.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    You can sow in pots and plant later, the seeds coming now are for next years new plants.

    When reading up to plant mine they prefer dapple shade

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    Thanks thats great ill do that and see how they do. I am going to plant them in dappled shade too.

  • I plant in pots and give to friends.
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