Aquilegia – Songbird Cardinal
Removing spent blooms can encourage reblooming. When foliage becomes unsightly plants can be trimmed to the ground.
Needs Good Drainage
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Cut Flower, Landscape
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements Medium
Water Requirements Dry to Moderate
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 8-10
6" and Gallon Pot : 10-12
7-9" Pot : 10-12
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :
Pinching and Growth Regulators
-Make sure the plant is mature (has at least 12 leaves) before vernalization or flowering may not occur.
Habit & flowering will be improved with vernalization.