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Aquilegia hybrids (Columbine, Granny's bonnets, Aquilegia)

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Plant description

aquilegia hybrid columbine

aquilegia x columbine

aquilegia x columbine.

Aquilegias are hardy perennial plants with interesting shaped large flowers in a range of colours. The flowers are pendulous, are scented, and are borne in spring and summer. The plant is clumping, and the foliage is blue green and resembles maiden hair fern leaves.

Aquilegias are cool climate plants and are frost tolerant. They like a part shaded position, and will also grow in a sunny spot. A fertile, moist soil with regular watering is best.

Propagation is from seed. They self seed regularly.

 

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white, yellow, purple, pink
Flowering season: spring summer

Scent

The flowers are scented

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.5 metres

Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, moths, bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist.

Sand: moist.

Pests

Aphids

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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