Position – Sun or part shade
Soil – Moist but well-drained
Flowering Period –Summer
Hardiness – Hardy to Fully Hardy
Aquilegia are best planted in a moist but well-drained soil of sand, loam or chalk within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. They are best positioned in an area of full sun or part shade. Aquilegia are well suited to flower beds and borders within informal, courtyard and cottage garden settings.
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If planting bare roots, place the root, growing points up, into a hole in the ground. Cover with 5 cm of soil or compost up to the ground level. Should you have heavy soil which does not drain easily the roots can be planted into pots and transplanted once they have broken dormancy. Young plants should be put into pots for 4-6 weeks until they are strong enough to go straight into flower beds and borders.
Remove flowerheads as they go over so you can scatter them where you choose or dispose of them.
Aquilegia seed freely, however the seedlings are rarely true to type due to cross pollination, Alternatively, you may wish to divide during the spring.
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