Aquilegia Double Pleat Blackberry

Floral wonders.

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Large, fully double blackberry purple flowers with a flourish of white along the petal edges. Fantastic blooms of real substance.

Aquilegias are cottage garden essentials with sweet, nodding flowers and delightfully lacy foliage. Aquilegia's elegant, fern like leaves are a rare blue-green colour and are a beautiful foil for the fading spring flowering bulbs as the fresh foliage starts growing in early spring.

Aquilegias thrive in light to moderate shade though, with sufficient moisture will tolerate full sun. Aquilegias should be planted in moist, well drained humus rich soil.

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. Seedlings are unlikely to flower true to type as they hybridise easily.

Aquilegias are suitable for growing towards the front of a lightly shaded border, in massed plantings or in large containers.

Code

AQHPB

Botantical name

Aquilegia vulgaris

Height

50-60cm

Width

30cm

Flowers

Spring to Summer

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

2