A is for Aquilegia

One of the first of our locally grown flowers – a magical little flower  that comes in so many colour combinations!  If you are lucky enough to have it growing in your garden, you will find it will self-seed all over the blooming place!

Aquilegia Clementine Red. $8.95. This fuchsia red, spurless series of columbine has larger flowers that resemble double Clematis. Perfect bouquets of flowers held above the foliage are produced in late Spring to Early Summer. Foliage is large-leafed and upright, remaining attractive all season. Cut flowers are long lasting. Butterflies and hummingbirds can’t resist this little beauty.

Columbine Genus: Aquilegia spp. Zones: 3-9 Bloom time: May; then six weeks later. To prune: Cut the stems all the way back to the foliage. Good to know: After the second bloom, leave the blossoms on the plant to reseed.

Aquilegia x hybrida Green Apples Columbine by Thompson and Morgan seeds is the first green flowered Aquilegia with this spectacular Clematis-like flower formation. The buds open in a delightful lime-green shade, fading to a sumptuous apple-green before ageing to a gentle cream. Makes an interesting feature for borders.    http://www.crowders.co.uk/buy/seeds-and-bulbs/flower-seeds-a/aquilegia-x-hybrida-green-apples


Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea) 'Origami Mix'

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