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Category name for aquilegia without 'spurs'

soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

In a recent post concerning aquilegias it was mentioned, by Punkdoc I think, that there is a term for those aquilegia flowers that don't have the spurs at the back of the flower.

I have a new aquilegia that appeared in the garden last year and this year it's developed into a larger, very healthy specimen with lots of lovely pinkish white flowers of the type mentioned.

I just tried to do a thread search to find the post but when you choose the 'most recent first' option it returns a runtime error. So, if anyone remembers what that category name is, please let me know.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    'Clematis flowered aquilegia' is what I think you are looking for, soulboy.  'Aquilegia clematiflora'.

    Last edited: 29 May 2017 10:43:10

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  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

    Thanks a lot Bob! That's exactly what I was looking for. I'm a bit obsessive about knowing the names of the plants I have but I imagine I'm not the only one.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,168

    Pdoc image  If you're still about ... what about this one?image


    Last edited: 29 May 2017 11:13:05

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,379

    Hi Dove.

    I have a very similar one to that [ although different colours ]

    I have no idea how it arose as I have nothing remotely similar in the garden.

    They are so promiscuous. image

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    When you don't even know who's in the team

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,168

    Think that one was a present, along with some others, from Fidget image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • I have a self-set white Aquilegia which has lost its spurs and its central petals (what my children used to call its 'ballgown').  Is this something these plants regularly do?  The parent plant was quite normal.  
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,888
    Nice flowers, hasn’t got aquilegia leaves. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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