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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Aquilegia are clump-forming herbaceous perennials with long-stalked, ternately divided basal leaves and erect, leafy stems bearing bell-shaped flowers with spreading, coloured sepals and petals with spurs, on branched stems
A. viridiflora is a short-lived perennial, to 30cm tall, with lobed, divided foliage and small, fragrant flowers with purple-flushed, pale green sepals and deep purple petals and spurs in late spring and early summer
Toxicity Ingestion may cause mild stomach upset. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame as soon as seed is ripe or in spring. It can also be propagated by division in spring but the plant will be slow to recover
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Cut back foliage affected by fungal diseases
Pests Can get aphids, caterpillars, leaf-mining flies and sawflies
May be infected by powdery mildews and aquilegia downy mildew
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