Aquilegia Purple & White - columbine
This quintessential cottage garden favourite is given a fresh look with a striking purple-and-white colour theme. You'll enjoy this charming plant year after year in your garden borders and in pots on the patio. Happiest in dappled shade and rich moist soil.
Songbird or Early BIrd aquilegias? The biggest difference is they are bred and registered by different companies. Both have large flowers that point upwards, and low compact foliage. Songbirds have an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Early Birds have different colour pairings, like this one.
Flower images: Ball Seeds
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Early Bird Purple & White' - granny's bonnet, columbineAPPEARANCE : Herbaceous perennial with bi-colour bell-like flowers with white centres and purple outer petals, on long slender stems above green ferny foliage. Popular in cottage gardens and as a cut flower.
USE FOR : Cottage gardens, shady borders, potted colour
CLIMATE : Frost-hardy
PLANTING : Winter-Spring. Plant in free draining soil in a part-sunny to shaded location protected from strong winds. The sunnier the spot the more water it will need.
CARE : Water regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells. Mulch plants to keep the shallow roots cool in summer. Remove spent flowers and apply liquid fertiliser regularly for prolific flowering and plant health.
MATURE HEIGHT & WIDTH : 50cm H x 30cm W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
What is tubestock?
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