An unusually attractive species, unique by being 1st. year flowering and by its very long flowering period May to September.
Hardy perennial, capable of flowering the first year from seed, a unique feature for a Columbine, growing 60-80 cm (24-32 inches) tall, stems well-branched. Flowers nodding, 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter bright red to copper-red, orange with golden yellow centres, produced in profusion at the end of the branches.
Sowing Aquilegia Tequila Sunrise - Sow seeds from early spring in seed trays or April-June in seed bed. Prick out. Plant out in final quarters at a distance of 25-30 cm (10-12 inches). If sown early, will flower the first summer and fall. Thrives in any kinds of soil. Will flower for 2-3 years.
Brought into cultivation as early as 1865. Since forgotten until very recently with the re-introduction of this selected new strain.