Aquilegia vulgaris plena
One-of-a-kind, semi-double blooms.
She gracefully drifts through your spring flower beds and does her name justice:
she really does look as if she’s wearing a Victorian petticoat.
Also fabulous as cut flowers.
Height: 60cm (24")
Where: Prefers partial shade, but will also do well in sunny spots.
When: February to June inside, April to June outdoors.
Spacing: 30cm (12")
Harvesting/Flowering: May to June, the following year.
Tip: Cut back the wilted shoots after flowering to keep the plants compact.
A paradise for insects, especially bumblebees
Photos: Janina Laszlo