Aquilegia

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<em style="color: #1122cc; cursor: pointer; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal;">i have one that is 1.2 m tall ans want to know if there is one taller.

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  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Jamie, you need to type straight into the box, not cut and paste from elsewhere. I think if you do C & P, you have to do it as plain text.

  • sorry about that. just wanted to know if there are any aquilegia that grow taller than 1.2m. mine has reached this height this year, and i love it.

  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    No probs. I found out the same way you did :- )

    I've personally never seen an aquilegia that tall (sonds fab, btw) but I bet someone out there has!!

  • i have been reading up and most grow to 3ft. i havent had to look after really just plant straight into the ground water well and let it grow. 

  • gareth 2gareth 2 Posts: 1

    Hi jamie i have a garden full of aquilegia and they vary from 12ins to 1.5m how they first got in the garden i dont know because i've never bought any.but every year i collect the seed then scatter around the garden in march. Fantastic flower it never fails to put a smile on my face.

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    I love. The foliage as well. When they've finished flowering, I cut them right back for a fresh flush of leaves, and sometimes more flowers as well. The ones in my garden range from deep purple through pale pink to pure white. No blue ones at all!
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    I like this one, it's only a foot tall though. It's called Aquilegia 'Virginia' [aka Swan Series Blue and White].  I'd like to know the names of any taller ones.

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  • franco6832franco6832 Posts: 105

    i only have the black ones. i have aquilegia black barlow. they are quite tall this year. i suppose its all the rain  they got in the past few weeks.

  • gardeningfanticgardeningfantic Posts: 1,019

    i have to say all my ones are very tall today.. i have a gorg lemon sherbert one out and is very tall.. and they all have very large flower heads this year to.. i am loving that blue one salino.. i must say.

    i have depe purple, ruby and yellow ones.. pink, lemon, white and green and a claret one.. i love them..

    well i am off to watch chelsea that i recorded earlier.. so good luck in gardens everyone.

  • SwedboySwedboy Posts: 297
    Mine are not that tall but my father had some that was quite tall. Is it common for them to flower upright? I thought they only had pendular flowers.
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