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Aquilegia 'Pretty Bonnets Mix'

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

Late spring blooms in a rainbow of colours

Easy to grow perennial

Perfect for cottage garden borders

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These cottage garden beauties will fill your borders with their jewel-like colours in late spring and early summer. The tall, slender stems are topped with flamboyant blooms that resemble old fashioned bonnets. Aquilegia 'Pretty Bonnets Mix' is a reliable and easy to grow mix, returning year after year in a wide range of colours. This hardy perennial forms an airy clump of attractive foliage that makes a charming display when grown in large swathes, or dotted through the front of borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").


1 packet (200 aquilegia seeds) (23911)

Sow aquilegia seeds from February to June or September to October at 15-20C (59-68F), on the surface of a good quality seed compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Keep the soil damp but not wet and do not exclude light. Place in a propagator or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 1-3 months. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When aquilegia plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Overwinter October sowings in a coldframe and plant out the following spring. Grow aquilegias in a sun or part shade in fertile, moist, well drained soil at a distance of 30cm (12") apart.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

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