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Aquilegia Earlybird Purple Blue

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Compact variety perfect for containers and the front of borders

Masses of elegant nodding bicolored blooms

Easy perennial ideal for cottage and woodland gardens

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Aquilegia ‘Earlybird™ Purple Blue’ is a compact variety of this cottage garden staple that is ideal for small spaces, containers and the front of borders. Masses of beautiful bicolored blooms in purple and lilac-blue are held on short stems above a neat mound of attractive lobed foliage. Gently nodding with long spurs, the flowers are the epitome of elegance and are great for cutting to enjoy their beauty up close. This dwarf columbine thrives best in moist but well-drained, fertile soil in part shade. Height and spread: 20-30cm (8-12in).

Height Up to 20-30cm (8-12in)
Spread Up to 20-30cm (8-12in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardensalpine & rockerywildlife gardenswoodland garden

sun or semi shadedappled shade

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Flowering Months


15 Garden Ready Plants (KF0634)
30 Garden Ready Plants (KF0723)

Grow aquilegias in sun or part shade in any fertile, moist, well drained soil.
Columbines hybridise readily so be aware that any self-sown seedlings may not come true to type. If seedlings are not wanted, deadhead faded aquilegia flowers to prevent them self seeding. Aquilegias dislike disturbance but overcrowded clumps may be lifted and divided in spring when necessary.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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