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Aquilegia Hybrids

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

Hardy Perennial

Commonly known as Columbine, these dainty hardy perennials are a cottage garden essential! Nodding flowers with long spurs are held aloft attractive foliage on tall wiry stems. Reliable and easy to grow, these classic perennials are perfect for traditional borders. Aquilegia flowers make an adorable cut flower for indoor displays too! Height: 75cm (30"). Bare root plants supplied.

Ideal For:
cut flower garden, cottage gardens
Flowering Period:
May, June
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 4 bare root aquilegia plants

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    • Despatch: by end of November 2017
    • £7.99
Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten. On delivery, plant Aquilegias at the earliest opportunity. Should soil conditions prevent planting directly into borders (if soil is frozen or waterlogged), bare roots should be potted up, watered sparingly and grown on in a cool position. Choose a sunny position in well drained soil and work some compost or general fertiliser into the top 20cm of the soil. Dig a hole wide enough to accommodate the bare root with its roots spread out and deep enough that the crown of the plant is just a few cm below soil level. Backfill the hole with soil and firm the plant in gently. Leave a slight depression around the plant - this will help to direct water towards the roots. Water well to settle the soil.
In autumn, remove old foliage and apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant. Lift and divide perennials in autumn every third year to maintain their vigour. Aquilegia seeds freely, though rarely to nuisance level, so you will never be short of new seedlings to fill gaps in borders!
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
Reviews
  1. Lovely but all blue

    By Patricia Booth 14-07-2017

    I bought these as part of the everlasting perennial collection they have grown well but everyone of them has been a rather bland blue colour, a bit disappointing as the picture shows a lovely mix of hybrid plants.

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at care@vmplants.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you. "

    Anne - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team
    17-07-2017

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