Nora Barlow, Layers of petals, one that had added its genes to most of mine.
Pink pom pom
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Great idea for a thread FB! Getting a bit dark now but will try a few snaps.
A white pom pom and a white stellata. Stellata have no spurs .(sometimes called clematiflora.)
Wow. Great flowers, FidgetBones. Looking forward to seeing all the variations. I shall not spoil the thread with my wishy-washy pink specimen.
All specimens welcome.
I have the aquilegias, I lack the photography skills. but here are some
A. viridiflora in this one somewhere
A real midget,silly little thing, A.discolor
From touchwood, shooting stars.violet pom pom
They are lovely photos Fidget
Mine have all been wiped out by the aquilegia gall midge mite - as have pretty much all the others I have seen round here. Even Columbine Cottage has not escaped
That's very sad chicky
I just love aquilegias in May and June
I am selecting from the Touchwood seedlings to increase certain colours. The peach and raspberry double one,that nut also has , I want a big patch of. The double (quadruple) yellow, I have a load of seedlings off this year. It looks great in a shady corner, instant sunshine. The white stellata I will probably dig up, although it tends to glow in the gloaming.
I have some touchwood dragons breath, but I cant get the pics to load, I will have to try again tomorrow.
Black Barlow and violet pom pom, wow amazing :-)
The violet pom pom sowed itself in a crack next to the garage. It shows up a bit bluer on the photo.I started with Nora Barlow, and others including the pom poms just appeared. The bees have been busy. I assume Nora Barlow genes for multiplying the layers of petals are at work. The raspberry ripple seed went to the Touchwood collection.I had a load from there and I am going to select the best and work from those. Black barlow is really a very dark purple. I did have a pale blue pom pom but hubby mowed it.
Clementine, earlier, in May. All my aquilegias are over now.
I like the upward facing flowers. Nuts blue pom pom faces up, all my pom poms face down. The star series was bred to have upwards facing flowers, but they are all single bicolours.
I am with you there fidgetbones - I like the upward facing flowers too, so much easier to see and admire - they are so beautiful that it seems a pity not to be able to see these flowers unless you are at ground level.
You have some real beauties there FB!
My favourite flowers, never have too many varieties as far as I'm concerned and I love (and I'm slightly jealous of) the ones you have fidgetbones. Three from my collection.