Lime green buds open to apple green blooms that then age to white, with just a hint of green. Aquilegia ‘Green Apples’ is a lovely, fresh addition to the garden.
Aquilegias are a cottage garden essential with sweet, nodding flowers and delightfully lacy foliage. Aquilegia ‘Green Apples’ elegant, fern like leaves are bright apple green, aging to deeper green shades. They make a beautiful foil for the fading spring flowering bulbs, as the fresh foliage starts growing in early spring.
The fully double blooms have no spurs and resemble mini Dahlias. The flowers of Aquilegia ‘Green Apples’ tend to face outward, better showing off their beauty.
Aquilegias thrive in light to moderate shade though, with sufficient moisture will tolerate full sun. The flowers tend to last longer when planted in light shade. Aquilegia should be planted in moist, well drained humus rich soil.
After the initial flowering has finished, cut the flower stems back to the basal foliage and fertilise for a second round of blooms.
Leave the last flowers of the season to form seed heads for future generations of Aquilegia plants. If you have a range of Aquilegias in the garden, the seedlings may vary as they hybridise easily.
The botanical name, Aquilegia stems from the Latin word for Eagle, as the spurs resemble Eagles.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm
Late spring to summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade