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Aquilegia flabellatavar.pumila Atlantis


Amazingly delicate sky blue flowers with white central spurs

A lovely cottage garden perennial, which makes a neat mound of blue-green leaves above which the blue and white flowers dance in early summer. It provides welcome early nectar for bees too. Compared to some Aquilegias its small, so is ideal where space is limited.


It likes sun or part shade and its size makes it a good choice for the front of a border, in a rockery or a container.


Easy to grow in any moist, well-drained soil that does not stay too wet during winter. Water in well after planting. Use a good quality general purpose compost for container growing.

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

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 25 cm - 35 cm
Plant width 25 cm - 30 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Part shade
Soil drainage Moist
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 Wildlife garden, Rock garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September