Aquilegia vulgaris 'Ruby Port'
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8
Dark rich-red, fully double blooms on tall, strong stems. Nice upright habit. Bluish-green foliage contrasts beautifully with deep ruby-red flower. A delicate and dramatic addition to any garden setting. The tall stems make this an excellent cut flower. Perfect choice for a formal or cottage style garden.
This is an Heirloom variety dating back to the 1600's, now being reintroduced and appreciated. The common name Columbine means 'dove-like'. Due to the dove's religious symbolism, this was often grown in convents & monastery gardens.
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips
Very little care required. Leave fall basal growth to over winter. Plant in groups of 3 or 5 to compliment late bulbs and early perennials.
When to Divide
Northern Sea Oats
False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss
(Delphinium (Magic Fountains)),
Characteristics & Attributes
|| Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Soil Moisture Preference
|| Moist but well-drained