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hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
This is Aquilegia viridiflora. Got it last year and it has flowered this year. It is all of 9 inches high! But a little beauty!

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  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    I have not seen this one before Hogweed - it is exquisite, so dainty.  I have a few new ones flowering this year - all grown from seed - some of which I got from friendly folk on this forum.  I have Spring Magic and Grannies Bonnets to name just two. Where did you get your seed from?
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Bought it last year as a plug from SR. Grew it on and planted it out mid summer. Didn't think they would come through all our snow but they did. I must check and see if the seeds are fertile (just checked and they are - bonus) but RHS do say it is a short-lived perennial. I will let one of the plants set seed and try. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295
    I can't keep viridis alive for long but it leaves its mark with some wonderful hybrids

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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