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Can you divide an aquiliga? It also goes by the name of granma's bonnett.
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You can divide very large Aquilegia, but it's a tricky business since they don't naturally form completely independent growing points and there is a danger that you'll kill the entire plant if you're not very careful.

Each division needs to have a substantial root system and a number of intact growth shoots/buds.

The best way is to lift an entire plant, wash off as much soil as possible and that will enable you to see exactly where the possible division points are.

They are invariably propagated by seed, which germinates very easily.

5 Apr, 2011


Hi there,

If you look around were your plant is you will probably find lots of tiny seedlings from the seed of your plant from last years flowers. I get loads around mine, pot them up and grow them on for a fews months, then replant them in the boarder.

Don't forget to keep the flower heads this summer and collect the seeds. You will have loads of free aquilegias next year.

Happy gardening.

5 Apr, 2011


Same reply as when you last asked, I'm afraid Magicmagpie! ;-)

5 Apr, 2011

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