How to plant Aquilegia

Aquilegia are fully hardy and can be planted directly outside in the spring. You can plant them directly into a clear, cultivated space in borders or into temporary pots to grow on and plant out as potted plants later.

— Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

— Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the crown or buds just below the surface or any top growth or leaves exposed.

— Choose a position which is in full sun or partial shade.

— Space the plants 15-20cm apart

— Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth. Once established they only very occasionally need additional water.

— Remove flowering stems once the flowers have faded.

Read further general instructions about planting bare-root perennials

Planting instructions