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B3B3 Posts: 27,326
I let a few of my aquilegia self seeded grow to maturity this year and one or two flowered well before the disease became apparent, at which point I pulled them out.
There's a lot of seedlings this year, so I was thinking of growing some of them as biennals. At least I would get some plants and maybe the odd one would be resistant.
What do you think?
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,844
    Can't do any harm to experiment.
    What disease are you meaning - powdery mildew?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • AstroAstro Posts: 432
    Aquilegia do go a bit powdery and brown during heat of summer but they recover. Probably best to just give them a chop and they would come back better.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,326
    Downy mildew @Fairygirl. I was wondering if any plants had built a resistance to it.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    Just cut it off B,  I think a lot of people have that to put up with in aquilegia, I cut mine tight to ground after flowering and they’ve come up ok, but there is a disease they can get, I'm not sure there’s any hope for that. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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