Aquilegia

Lynn61Lynn61 Posts: 7

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Could you help identify this aquilegia in my garden please?  It has appearred for the last two years 

Than you image

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,283

    If it appeared by itself, it won't be a specific cultivar as aquilegias are extremely promiscuous and cross-pollinate all the time (in fact, it's difficult to stop them!) 

    It is a very pretty one though! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Lynn61Lynn61 Posts: 7

    Thank you for your prompt reply won't make me a fortune then ?

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    I would buy it. It is really very pretty. image

  • EsspeeEsspee Posts: 272

    I love it, pity it isn't upward facing.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,089

    Aquilegias would lose their charm if upward facing. 

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    I agree nut. I love the nodding...

  • EsspeeEsspee Posts: 272

    Lynn's white beauty looks much better from below in my opinion.

  • Adore Aquilegias primarily because they throw up so many interesting combinations and are as reliable as anything. And yes I'd buy that one if I saw it for sale, I don't have a white one image

  • Lynn61Lynn61 Posts: 7

    I'll save some seeds and see what happens !

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,283

    Good idea and start as many off as you can as it's likely only a small percentage will resemble the parent in any way but it's definitely worth a try! image

    It has a very unusual shape so if you find any offspring are similar then you could try and isolate those plants and cross-pollinate between them.  That's how new cultivars are bred but it's a long, long process.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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