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Aquilegia vulgaris
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Plant Type: Perennials

Exquisitely double pleated flowers of purple-blue and white,  so beautiful that as they hang they resemble a ballerina's dress. Wonderfully formed, the pleats so precisely laid they transfix you when they appear during late spring. Flowers summer.

Aquilegias are widely known for their love of shady areas, but also do well in the sun, in moist, well-drained soil.  Use them for an early season cut flower; long lasting, up to two weeks.   Aquilegia is especially lovely when allowed to naturalize in shady, woodland borders.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Purple-blue and White

Foliage Color


Plant Spread

Good Companions

Plant Height

24-30 inches

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Border, Container, Cut flower, Mass Plant, Edging, Salt tolerant

Bloom Time


Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant


Full sun to partial or full shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests