Aquilegia 'Pink Petticoat'
Aquilegia 'Pink Petticoat'
Aquilegia 'Pink Petticoat'
Aquilegia 'Pink Petticoat'
Aquilegia 'Pink Petticoat'

Aquilegia 'Pink Petticoat'

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Aquilegia 'Pink Petticoat'

3 bare roots — £5.85

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Description

Subtle. Delicate. Refined. Elegant. Feminine. These are all words that have been used to describe this Aquilegia. Its name—'Pink Petticoat'— is perfect, as the beautiful flowers are frilled and pleated, very much like a Victorian lady’s petticoat. Pale green buds open out to the most stunning flowers, the petals of which become fairly tightly packed, making the blooms semi-double. The colouring is a perfect ‘ombré’, from a rich cerise-pink at the spurs to a clean white at the ends of the petals. The flowers, with their typical Aquilegia spurs extending backwards, combined with their pink-and-white colours, make this a unique and ‘must-have’ plant. The blooms sit above compact, bushy, blue-green foliage.

There are few plants more appropriate for a cottage garden than this—but if you have a modern garden setting, don’t be put off: Aquilegia vulgaris 'Pink Petticoat' will look good in patio pots, and in the front of any mixed border.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Aquilegia vulgaris 'Pink Petticoat'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, white

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Dappled shade
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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