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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.
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Other common names
columbine Songbird Series
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Songbird'
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
Songbird Series are bushy, compact plants to 50cm tall, with straight-spurred, upward-facing flowers in shades of blue, red or yellow, often with contrasting white petals
Toxicity Sap may irritate skin. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when 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
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
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 spring, late summer or early autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests May be attacked by aphids
Susceptible to powdery mildews and may get aquilegia downy mildew
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