Deep purple flowers with white corollas or petals. The Aquilegia ‘Winky Series’ has been selectively bred for upward facing flowers. Where the Aquilegias of old were shy, their heads hanging, the ‘Winky Series’ faces upward … winking at you! They have shorter spurs and bright colour contrast.
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.
Spring to Summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade