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How to Grow Aquilegia


Position – Sun or part shade

Soil – Moist but well-drained

Flowering Period –Summer

Hardiness –  Hardy to Fully Hardy

  Where to plant

Where to plant Aquilegia


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.

Find out more about soil types and how to determine your soil type by clicking here

  How to plant

How to plant Aquilegia


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.

    How to care for

How to care for Aquilegia


Remove flowerheads as they go over so you can scatter them where you choose or dispose of them.

  How to propagate

How to propagate Aquilegia


Aquilegia seed freely, however the seedlings are rarely true to type due to cross pollination, Alternatively, you may wish to divide during the spring.

You can find more information on how to propagate plants by clicking here


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