Intense, dark purple-black flowers are highlighted with white, creating a spectacular effect in the garden from mid to late spring. Butterflies and hummingbirds love it, and so will you! Hardy plants grow 20-24" tall. Plant 18-24" apart. Shipped in 3" pots. Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guiness'
Deer tend to avoid.
Botanical Name: Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guiness'
Common Name: Columbine
Form: Herbaceous Perennial
Root System: fibrous
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 20 - 24"
Spread: 18 - 24"
Spacing: 18 - 24"
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Flowering Date: Mid to late spring with some repeat flowering in summer
Duration: several weeks
Blooms With: other summer flowering perennials
Type of Fruit: n/a
Cut Flowers: Yes
Dried Flowers: No
Shipping Season: both Spring & Fall
Unique Characterstics: A striking and unique plant whose intense dark purple-black flowers highlighted with white are spectacular and provide a totally different color accent in the garden. Fernlike foliage in medium green forms bushy plants that grow 20-24" tall. Quite a conversation piece, introduced from England where it has been rapidly growing in popularity. It is also enjoyed for its ease of culture and delicate appearance on a tough resiliant plant.
Flower Color: Dark Purple-black with contrasting White corollas.
Flower Form: Nodding, 5 petals with a short broad tube in front and long backward spurs, sepals often same color as flowers
Foliage Type: Blue-green distinctly lobed and very attractive.
Resistance: Watch for leaf miners which all columbines suffer from.
Pruning: Remove spent flower stems.
Pruning Time: after flowering
Soil Requirement: Well-drained garden soil.
Additional Information: Best planted in groups. Resists transplanting, best to plant new every few years.
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