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

Aquilegia 'Pink Petticoat'
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"Columbine"

SIZE 1

Great for shade

Good for cutting

Perfect for pots

Loved by pollinators

Less appealing to
slugs and snails

Packed in peat-free compost

Hardy throughout the UK

£5.85

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.

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Colour:

Pink, white

Height:

60cm / 24"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Pink Petticoat'

Light requirements:

Partial shade / full sun

Soil moisture:

Average

Naturalising:

Strong

Perennial:

Yes

  • Soak the roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting out
  • Plant your Aquilegia bare roots into temporary pots in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors
  • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots
  • Plant the roots so that they are fully submerged with the shoots just below the surface or any top growth exposed
  • Plant in borders or containers in early summer once in full growth
  • Space the Aquilegia plants 15-25cm apart
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated when in growth
  • Read more in our planting guide
  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
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