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Do aqualegia only flower in the spring? I have only just bought one and was told it was almost over but will seed for next year. I was rather hoping for flowers all summer.



As far as I am aware, aquilegia only flower in spring, like just now.

28 May, 2011


If you dead head them, then they will re-flower in Summer, but then you lose the seeds.

28 May, 2011


They self-seed very readily. I'm forever finding new aquilegia plants popping up in the border. I'll follow Owdboggy's suggestion and see if I can get another show of flowers.

29 May, 2011


Second lot of flowers are never as good as the first though. You need to cut the plant right back too, not just remove the flower stalks. The method is the same as used for Geraniums.

29 May, 2011


Wow I didn't know that Ob - probably explains why I have never had a second crop of flowers! How far back do you cut? right to the ground?

29 May, 2011

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