The Ruby Port red double-flowered columbine is a perennial plant whose height does not exceed 70 centimetres. It develops erect stems on which subtle compound leaves grow. Their intricate form makes plant decorative before the flowering period. Numerous double flowers start to appear in May. From the moment the plants will produce flower buds until end of July. Blooms that consist of tear-shaped petals resemble small pompoms (the measure about 5 cm in diameter). The beautiful, saturated colour is the main asset of the Ruby Port cultivar. This charming plant is worth using it as decoration on garden borders and lawns, flower beds and planters. Columbines look spectacular spread over a larger area. They have that wild something in them, a feature highly valued in natural and woody gardens. This flower species is also recommended for planting at stream bank or pond edge. The Ruby Port columbine looks good in a rock garden too.
A sunny site is just right for columbines yet they can grow and flower in partial shade too. It belongs to rather undemanding garden plants. It thrives in a humous, permeable soil mixed with leaf plant mix. Granny's bonnet, as this plant is also called, prefers moderately moist ground. Do not forget though to check on it in spring and summer if it is not too dry. Use multicomponent garden plant fertilizers to feed this plant. You trim dried columbine leaves and shoots next to the ground in autumn. This species is hardy. The optimal planting time is March and April.
One package contains 10 seedlings of the Ruby Port red double-flowered columbine. The basic plant information and growing instructions can be found on the package label.