Aquilegia 14-18" tall. Delightful little stacks of round-lobed leaves emerge in early spring when not much else is green. Soon after, magical jewel-like blossoms dance above the foliage. The elegant slender spurs are filled with nectar irresistible to pollinating hummingbirds.
Origami is a mix of upward-facing giant flowers sporting long spurs in a bright bold assortment of colors, including bicolors. Excellent for cutting. Blooms from late May to early June.
Plant 12-18" apart in light moist well-drained soil. Dappled shade guarantees the best flower color. Z3. (nursery plug stock)
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Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers. Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting. Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.