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<em style="color: #1122cc; cursor: pointer; font-weight: bold; font-style: normal;">i have one that is 1.2 m tall ans want to know if there is one taller.

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Jamie, you need to type straight into the box, not cut and paste from elsewhere. I think if you do C & P, you have to do it as plain text.

sorry about that. just wanted to know if there are any aquilegia that grow taller than 1.2m. mine has reached this height this year, and i love it.


No probs. I found out the same way you did :- )

I've personally never seen an aquilegia that tall (sonds fab, btw) but I bet someone out there has!!

i have been reading up and most grow to 3ft. i havent had to look after really just plant straight into the ground water well and let it grow. 


Hi jamie i have a garden full of aquilegia and they vary from 12ins to 1.5m how they first got in the garden i dont know because i've never bought any.but every year i collect the seed then scatter around the garden in march. Fantastic flower it never fails to put a smile on my face.

I love. The foliage as well. When they've finished flowering, I cut them right back for a fresh flush of leaves, and sometimes more flowers as well. The ones in my garden range from deep purple through pale pink to pure white. No blue ones at all!

I like this one, it's only a foot tall though. It's called Aquilegia 'Virginia' [aka Swan Series Blue and White].  I'd like to know the names of any taller ones.


i only have the black ones. i have aquilegia black barlow. they are quite tall this year. i suppose its all the rain  they got in the past few weeks.


i have to say all my ones are very tall today.. i have a gorg lemon sherbert one out and is very tall.. and they all have very large flower heads this year to.. i am loving that blue one salino.. i must say.

i have depe purple, ruby and yellow ones.. pink, lemon, white and green and a claret one.. i love them..

well i am off to watch chelsea that i recorded earlier.. so good luck in gardens everyone.

Mine are not that tall but my father had some that was quite tall. Is it common for them to flower upright? I thought they only had pendular flowers.
Alina W

There are some new strains with upright flowers - most of them are indeed pendulous.

Rob Stevens

Ours are a couple of feet tall at the moment. Not sure what variety they are. Have some with pink pendulous flowers, and some with white horizontal.

I thought the word looked wrong
Alina W

Perfectly good construction, though - just not for this word



I found that the flower stalk grows longer the less sun the plant gets. So plant it at the back of a border and the stalk will grow that bit longer. I have same variety in my garden in different borders and it is compact at the front of sunny borders and lanky at the back.


I think that very tall aquilegias are par for the course this year, I have many which are well over a meter or more.  I suspect it is due to dark days, no sunshine, they are trying to grow up to where the good light should be - but there is none.  This afternoon it has turned sunny, and they are popping open even as I look - and are indeed very, very tall. 

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