Aquilegias are a cottage garden essential with sweet flowers and delightful lacy foliage.
The Aquilegia 'Swan Series' is a superior strain of Aquilegia. They have been selectively bred for larger, more prolific flowers on strong plants with compact foliage. The blooms are more upward facing, showing off their beauty. They also flower well without needing really cold weather, which many Aquilegias do not.
Aquilegias elegant, fern like leaves are a rare blue-green colour. They are a beautiful foil for other plants and they develop just in time to fill in for the fading spring bulbs. The new foliage starts growing in early spring. The flowers open on narrow, branched stems.
Aquilegia 'Swan Series' is suitable for growing in a lightly shaded to morning sun position. Plant them as massed plantings, in beds or in large containers. After the initial flowering has finished, cut the stems back to the basal foliage for future blooms. Leave the last flowers of the season to form seed heads for future generations of plants. Keep in mind seedlings are unlikely to flower true to type as they hybridise easily.
To keep your plants healthy, ensure good air flow around the plants to avoid powdery mildew and watch for aphids. Aquilegia should be planted in humus rich, moist, well drained soil.
Collection, one of each variety, separately labelled. Includes Colorado, Georgia, Montana, Virginia and Louisiana.
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Aquilegia x cultorum
Late Spring to Summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade