Aquilegia

Basic Facts:

Common names: Columbine, Granny's Bonnett

Garden Use:

Well loved cottage garden plants that are easy to grow.

Good for bees

Cut Flower Use:

Very good in water

Cultivation:

Easy in well-drained but not bone dry soil. Having said that, they do survive drought pretty well in my garden. Also do well in clay soils.

Propagation:

Divide after flowering although not always very successful. Grow from seed from a reputable seedsman - they will hydridise in the garden.

Pests and Diseases:

None really. Mildew may be a slight problem in dry shady spots.

History:

The name Aquilegia comes from the similarity between some species flowers and an eagle's claw whereas the common name Columbine comes from a similarity to shpae of a dove's wing.

Aquilegia Green Apples

One of the Nora Barlow types with double flowers. Lovely soft colour.

Price £5.00 (9cm pot)

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