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AQUILEGIA BUNTING

Aquilegia McKanas

Bunting has lilac/blue and white blooms. Aquilegia are clump forming perrenial with delicate fan shaped foliage the flower stems rise above the foliage and spurred bell shaped blooms nod gently in the breeze.  Ideal for cottage gardens borders and pots. Prefers a full sun to part shade position.  Flowers from summer to autumn.

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Supplied as a bare rooted plant.

Orders containing this item will be dispatched from July.

  • Frost tolerant once established
  • Require little water once established
  • Suitable for areas with full sun
  • Ideal in pots or containers
  • Suitable to cut for vases
  • grows 25cm wide
  • Grows to 80cm high
  • Summer-Autumn

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Common Name: AQUILEGIA
Also known as: Granny’s Bonnet, Columbine
Botanical Name: Aquilegia Hybrids
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Size: 50–60cm H x 25cm W
Planting Time: Winter (if Bare Rooted), any time of year if supplied in pots.
Flowering: Summer
Planting Width: 30–40cm Depth: A hole large enough to accommodate the root mass should be dug. The crown of the plant (where the leaves and roots meet) should be planted at the soil surface. Cover the roots with soil and water the plant well. If planted too deep it can cause rotting and death to the plants. Ideally, plants can be placed into mounded beds, and this will assist with any drainage problems.
Positioning: Full Sun to Part Shade, Prefers Semi Shade
General Care: Many perennial plants are supplied as bare rooted crowns. The root section may resemble a ballerinas’ skirt, or hairy leggy bits, and the crown or growing tip often resembles a mass of dead leaves or stems. Upon
receipt of your order: It is recommended that these are planted as soon after receipt as possible. If you cannot, store in a cool, well ventilated area in the original packaging. This is only suitable for a few days as the plants may die if allowed
to dry out or stay too wet.
General Information: Flowers in first year are not as prolific as in following years. Can remain in the ground for many years.
Pruning: Remove old flower stems after flowering.
Likes: cool climates and damp areas, mulching.
Dislikes: Tropical or arid climates.
Pests: If overgrown can be affected by powdery mildew. Remove the affected plant and improve air circulation by eliminating congested growth. Control thrip and aphids with insecticides.
✔ Ideal for foreground plant or borders. Great in cottage gardens and as decorative cut flowers.
Tips: In warmer climates, replace plants every second year to keep plants growing well.