Aquilegia 'Colorado' is beautiful. The purple spurs and creamy white petals are the perfect match.
The Aquilegia 'Swan Series' is a superior strain of Aquilegia that flowers well without the need for the really cold weather most Aquilegias require. They have been selectively bred for larger, more prolific flowers over compact, dense foliage, and the blooms are more upward facing, best showing their beauty. The blooms are also good for picking.
Aquilegias are an elegant foil for the fading foliage of the spring bulbs as the new foliage starts growing in early spring.
The Aquilegia 'Swan Series' is suitable for growing in a lightly shaded to morning sun position. You could plant them in borders, as massed plantings, in beds or in large containers.
After the initial flowering has finished, cut the stems back to the basal foliage and add some fertiliser to encourage more blooms. Leave the last flowers of the season to form seed heads for future generations of plants, keeping in mind seedlings are unlikely to flower true to type as they hybridise easily.
Aquilegias are a cottage garden essential with sweet flowers and delightful lacy foliage.
Aquilegia x cultorum
Late Spring to Summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade