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Aquilegia (Spring Magic Series)

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Unique two-tone flowers

This series of Aquilegias have unusual two-tone flowers in shades of pink, blue, yellow and white. A cottage garden favourite and a great choice for filling in the gaps after spring flowering bulbs are over.

Where?

Best in sun or part shade, ideal for beds and borders.

How?

Easy to grow in any moist, well-drained soil that does not stay too wet during winter. Water in well after planting.

Aquilegias will readily set seed around the garden but the colours of the resulting offspring may differ from the parent plants.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer, Winter
Flowering March - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 25 cm - 30 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Rock garden, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From April to September