Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port'

A Chelsea Flower Show favourite, with double flowers in a rich and luscious claret, much admired by garden designers. More
1 x 9cm plant, for spring planting 511203-1 £4.95 Now £4.20 In stock
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A favourite of many garden designers and often seen at Chelsea, this aquilegia produces double, spurless flowers in a rich and luscious claret. It's a very reliable variety which will self-seed, and performs well in dappled shade.

Genus Aquilegia
Group/Species A. vulgaris stellata
Variety Ruby Port
Type Hardy Perennial, Herbaceous Perennial
Common Name Columbine
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 40cm (16in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in an area with moist but well-drained soil. Collect seed heads and disperse in the desired areas or if you do not wish to encourage self seeding remove flower heads once they have gone over. Plant in groups of 3 or more. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Cut back leaves in autumn. Aquilegias can self seed in the right conditions, to prevent this cut down after flowering.
Flowering May - June
Harvesting Flower Production 2 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port' reviews

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Reviewed 12th October 2018 by Vanessa

Healthy plants, well packaged as always. No flowers this year but lots of growth and pretty purple tinged leaves. We are looking forward to next year when the flowers appear.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Helen

unfortunately they arrived the day before we got back from holiday so out of the 3 plants 2 are just surviving.

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Valerie

The first batch of plants arrived with one almost dead and another followed very quickly, these were replaced without quibble and are now growing strongly although have not flowered this year looking forward to a good display next year.