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Aquilegia vulgaris - Nora Barlow (Columbine, Aquilega)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
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:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Aquilegia vulgaris:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
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Common Missspellings: Aqilegea, Aquilegia, Aquilegea

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