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Aquilegia vulgaris - 'Altrosa' (Columbine, Aquilegia)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Aquilegia vulgaris - Cultivation Notes

This popular herbaceous perennial will tolerate any half decent well drained soil. Growing in full sun and growing to around 80cm tall, cut back dead stems in autumn and don’t be surprised if this plant self seeds. Ideal for informal cottage planting where it can seed and spread at will.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Aquilegia vulgaris:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Weaknesses of Aquilegia vulgaris

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Aquilegia vulgaris:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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