Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guiness'

Plant details

Flowering in early summer, aquilegias fill the seasonal gap between the last of the spring bulbs and the main flush of summer perennials.

Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness' produces white petals and purple sepals. It's a popular aquilegia and makes an attractive cut flower.

Grow Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness' in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Lift and divide clumps every three to five years and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost. Aquilegias are prone to self-seeding around the garden.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Aquilegia

Species: vulgaris

Cultivar: William Guinness

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Mid-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: 100cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: March to May

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