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Aquilegia (aquilegia)

I've just been looking through some of my plant photos just to remind myself what they look like( This hard winter is getting me down!)

Here's one that took my fancy



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It's just got to be called Rasberry Ripple!! It's beautiful

6 Jan, 2011

 

My favourite genus of flower .. this is a very pretty one.

6 Jan, 2011

 

that`s a beauty & agree with you about this winter too !

6 Jan, 2011

 

What a stunner love it, onto my favourites and goy pedia

6 Jan, 2011

 

Thanks everyone :^)

6 Jan, 2011

 

Its really pretty! :o)

6 Jan, 2011

amy
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Stunning AM , i've bought a new packet of seeds this year they are favourite of mine , I hope theres some like this in it ...:o)

6 Jan, 2011

 

Really lovely...reminds me of a kiddies windmill....:o)
Are they difficult to grow from seed Amy? Will they flower the same year or the next one?

6 Jan, 2011

amy
Amy
 

They are easy to grow Janey , the more common ones often flower the same year but the prettier ones seem to take longer , I have some that didn't flower last year ,something to look forward to this year hopefully , once you have them they do seed themselves , I 'm trying to get them to grow in a mass on my gravel area ......

6 Jan, 2011

 

They're incredibly easy to grow from seed Janey. A small packet of seed will often yield 50-100 plants.

I used to grow them on my nursery but only about 25% flower in year one so 75% were sitting on my nursery for 2 years before I could sell them so I stopped .

I intend to grow some for my own garden this year. I shall start them indoors in early March . they take 2-3 weeks to get their first proper leaves andthen I pot them up into 7cm pots. About 25% will flower this year and the rest the following year. They self seed freely in the garden so once you have them you'll probably have them forever!

6 Jan, 2011

 

Thats great news both......I have just a couple bought as plants......but these will be a new challenge this year....:o))

6 Jan, 2011

 

thats certainly eye catching ~ would look really good in amongst the borders.
do you find when the plants come up in subsequent years that the flower is not so big and is paler than the original?

7 Jan, 2011

 

Lovely flower. Aqualegia are really good as filler ins in the flowerbed.

7 Jan, 2011

 

Great photo AM, Would these be ok to grow in pots- containers, and then transplant to garden for next year?

7 Jan, 2011

 

If outdoors I see no reason why not

7 Jan, 2011

 

Never seen an aquilegia like that before, its wonderfully stripey and reminds me of a court jester! I think that's because aquilegia spurs are like the spurs on a jesters hat!

17 Jan, 2011



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