Aquilegia

Aquilegia are easy, very floriferous perennials for the woodland garden. They are happiest in partial shade, but can tolerate full sun or almost full shade. Once established, Aquilegia are drought tolerant and will thrive in dry summer soils. They are not pH sensitive and do well on light fertiliser applications. They are not good dividers and will need to be propagated from seed. Most Aquilegia naturally mildly seed around rarely becoming a problem. Particular forms need to be isolated to avoid hybridisation with other types.
Aquilegia are lovely with other woodland plants for the shade garden such as ferns, Tiarella, hardy Geraniums, Alchemilla, Pulmonaria and Phlox divaricata.

Pest and diseases for Aquilegia are, on the whole, not a problem. A bit of late season mildew and maybe some caterpillar damage early in the year is about the extent of it.
"

 Mouse over image to explore or click to enlarge

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Munstead White' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant ultimate height: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July


syn Nivea. A lovely pure white strain of this good garden plant, easy in shade where is shows up wonderfully well. A native plant.
Hardy and very easy in even dry shade, May and June flowering they will mildly seed around and estblish itself coming up where it wants to grow, easy to control.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 5.80


Quantity:  



Available again for mail order in Autumn


People who bought this item also bought:
1. Saxifraga stolonifera 'Maroon Beauty'
2. Polygonatum x hybridum 'Grace Barker'
3. Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' AGM
"

 Mouse over image to explore or click to enlarge

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Ruby Port'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant ultimate height: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July



Double ruby red flowered form, very good in shade, even dry shade, and will seed true.
Hardy and very easy in even dry shade, May and June flowering they will mildly seed around and estblish itself coming up where it wants to grow, easy to control.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 5.80


Quantity:  



Available again for mail order in Autumn

Best Selling Plants

Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

6.95 (2 or fewer items) 6.50 (3 or more items)

The native wild form of this easy and very useful evergreen fern. Strap shaped, long undivided fronds giving the plant it's common name Hart's (deer) Tongue fern. Grows better on alkaline to neutral soils. Happy in damp shade but also in dry shade once established. This fern works brilliantly with other ferns, hostas and bergenias.
find out more

Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' AGM

Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' AGM

7.00 (2 or fewer items) 6.50 (3 or more items)

A truly magnificent fern with splendid crests and arching fronds, said to be the 'King of the British Ferns'. In time, to 1.2m tall. Very effective in a pot against a north facing wall. Semi-evergreen.
find out more

Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'

Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'

7.00 (2 or fewer items) 6.50 (3 or more items)

A fine divisilobum form of the soft shield fern. A beautiful, elegant form of this easy very tolerant fern even of dry soils. Makes a very good subject for a container.
find out more

Anemone leveillei

Anemone leveillei

7.50 (2 or fewer items) 6.95 (3 or more items)

Basically a larger flowered and more robust form of Anemone rivularis with lovely bluey/grey anthers.
find out more

Polystichum polyblepharum AGM

Polystichum polyblepharum AGM

7.00 (2 or fewer items) 6.50 (3 or more items)

From Korea and Japan, glossy fine cut fronds to 60cm across. Evergreen. One of the finest of the good hardy evergreen ferns. Polyblepharum means 'many eyelashes'. A fine, reliable fern.
find out more

Polystichum aculeatum AGM

Polystichum aculeatum AGM

7.00 (2 or fewer items) 6.50 (3 or more items)

Native hard shield fern with glossy stiff leathery fronds. Tolerant of most soils and happy with some chalk in the soil. Evergreen.
find out more

Solution Graphics