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Can anyone name this plant.

(21 Posts)
petra Thu 27-Apr-17 12:42:25

They were in the garden when we moved here 3yrs ago and I've kept meaning to find out what they are. They give a lovely show this time of year.

Anya Thu 27-Apr-17 12:43:42

Looks like aquilegia

Claudiaclaws Thu 27-Apr-17 12:49:33

Aquilegia definitely.

Galen Thu 27-Apr-17 13:02:07


chocolatepudding Thu 27-Apr-17 13:02:33

Also known as Granny's Bonnets

Luckygirl Thu 27-Apr-17 13:08:34

That's int4resting as we have always had lots of aquilegia that have flowered much later in the summer. Are there 2 types?

Greyduster Thu 27-Apr-17 13:24:14

Also agree aquilegia. Mine are not quite out yet, but they do make a good show. They do self-seed to an alarming degree, though. I also have an alpine version on my rockery which is flowering at the moment.

Anya Thu 27-Apr-17 14:58:54

Don't think two types Lucky but might be worth a Google?

rosesarered Thu 27-Apr-17 15:02:10

Lovely ones ( aquilegias)
Mine are very late this year, up but no flowers open as yet, and not as nice as yours Petra envy

hildajenniJ Thu 27-Apr-17 16:42:02

Our aquilegia are nowhere near flowering here in the frozen north. Ours are pink, yellow and blue when they come out.

Liaise Fri 28-Apr-17 14:48:23

Ours aren't out yet either and we are well south. You are lucky. I find that they change from year to year and mix with each other so sometimes you get something different.

BlueBelle Fri 28-Apr-17 15:18:04

Definitely aquilegia and ours aren't ready by far yet they are mauve when they do come out

grannypiper Fri 28-Apr-17 15:40:43

Spreads like a weed and change colour when they feel like it

Anya Fri 28-Apr-17 16:04:42

The apparent change of colour are through x-fertilisation, so seeds are hybrids..

rubylady Fri 28-Apr-17 16:39:32

Erica ~ that's a good name for a plant!

Am I supposed to be on so many drugs?

Galen Fri 28-Apr-17 17:05:43

Erica is heather

Greyduster Fri 28-Apr-17 17:12:38

Everyone should have 🎶A little bit of Erica.....🎶

Nelliemoser Fri 28-Apr-17 18:24:14

I thought it is very early for Aquilegia. Are you down south? They seed everywhere and are hard to dig out. Which might or might not be what you want.

Invasive is the word. The roots seem to go down into the soil for ever.

petra Sat 29-Apr-17 08:39:51

Costa del Southend on sea smile some of my California Poppies are in bloom as well.

cornergran Sun 30-Apr-17 01:47:22

One aquilegia is in full bloom, same type/colour. The darker colours are just in bud.

Greyduster Sun 30-Apr-17 13:12:02

Mine are just beginning to open now. But this is the alpine one in my wall garden. I think it's very pretty, though not a prolific flowerer at the moment. This is its second year.