Aquilegia 'Colorado' is a beauty. The purple spurs and creamy white petals make the perfect pair.
The 'Swan Series' (aka State Series) is a superior, midsized strain of Aquilegia that flower well without the need for the really cold weather that most Aquilegia require making them perfect for Australian gardens. They have been selectively bred for larger, more prolific flowers over compact, dense yet dainty foliage. The blooms are more upward facing, to best show their beauty. Their long stems mean they’re also good for picking.
Aquilegias are an elegant foil for the fading foliage of spring flowering bulbs, as their new growth starts in early spring, and is up in time for when the bulbs are going into senescence.
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 containers.
After the initial flowering has finished, you can cut the stems back to the basal foliage and add some fertiliser to encourage more blooms. You can leave the last flowers of the season to form seed heads for future generations of plants, seedlings may not flower true to type as Aquilegias hybridise easily.
Aquilegias really are a cottage garden essential with sweet flowers and delightful lacy foliage. It is hard to show how really amazing they are, you need to try them for yourself.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm
Aquilegia x cultorum
Spring to Summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade