Upright stems packed with deep purple flowers held aloft of the foliage.
The blooms of Aquilegia ‘Clementine Dark Purple’ are just gorgeous, they face out to upward, showing off their beauty. They are double and spurless, so look a bit like small Dahlias and they last well as cut flowers.
The mid green, deeply divided foliage of Clementine Aquilegia forms a dense clump beneath the blooms. It is a beautiful foil for other plants and it develops in early spring, just in time to fill in for the fading spring bulbs.
Clementine Aquilegia are 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.
Aquilegia should be planted in humus rich, moist, well drained soil.
Late Spring to Summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade