Aquilegia 'Magpie'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (11775)

Plant details

A hardy, short-lived, herbaceous perennial with glaucous foliage and bicoloured petals, the top half of which are white and the lower a velvety, very dark, almost black-purple like a granny's bonnet, in early summer.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Aquilegia

Cultivar: Magpie

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 45cm

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