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Are these aquilegia seedlings?

wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

This is growing all the way along the wall


Could it be aquilegia? There was one plant in the garden which was accidentally pulled out in spring. Before I noticed these on the floor, I bought a different plant to replace the pulled out one and it looks very similar to the floor seedlings:


Separate question - not sure why the bought ones leaves have turned purple?



  • B3B3 Posts: 25,231

    They look like aquliegia to me. Some have reddish leaves and are perfectly healthy. Some have reddish leaves because they're not. If my aquliegia appear to be ailing at this time of year, I snip off the leaves and they sprout back.

    Your red one doesnt look so good.

    You're going to have to thin them out anyway so if any look dodgy, they're first up against the wall.image

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    yes they are. Don't worry about the red leaves, they'll make some nice new ones next year. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    What should I do with them? Transfer them to the flower bed or into pots?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    Flower bed, they don't do too well in pots in my experience.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Definitely the flower bed - and be careful of the roots, as they try to form a deep "tap root" quickly. Once you have a few established and allowed to seed, you'll find them everywhere image

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Thanks Alina. The funny thing is, the plant was accidentally removed back in April so I don't understand when it has seeded. How did the seeds end up in between the path?

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    They could be last year's seeds which took advantage of the rain - the wind does disperse them far and wide, often before you even realize they're seeding. the ones against the fence may have been disturbed during cultivation of the soil. Anyway, you have your plant back - and more!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,158

    definitely last year's seeds, this year's have barely been shed. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Yes loads! Discovered a load more today along another wall. I still haven't gotten around to moving them into the flower's a bit daunting actually. If I do make the effort, these better be aquilegia!!

    I don't even know what variety it was before - a purple one I think. The one I really want is Nora Barlow..I tried to grow it from seed but it hasn't worked :-(

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