Aquilegia 'Magpie seedling'
90 - 100 cm
bicoloured, dark purple and white
June - July
sun - partial shade
well drained, fertile
acid - neutral - alkaline
Aquilegia is a genus in the family Ranunculaceae. They are hardy plants that prefer fairly moist soil and semi-shade. However, the genus includes a few alpine plants that need full sun and well drained soil.
A self-seeded hybrid between A. vulgaris 'Magpie' and A. x hybrida, most likely 'McKana's Giants'. The flower colour is exactly the same as 'Magpie' and the spurs are hooked, but the flowers are much larger, like A. x hybrida.