Aquilegia

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Aquilegia; Columbine :

 

Aquilegia self seeds easily so it will pop up everywhere. Having said that, it is not a thug or an overpowering plant and usually shoehorns itself into a space without upsetting its neighbours too much.

 

There are hundreds of varieties, but they will cross fertilise and hybridise, so you may end up with a different plant than the one you originally bought.

 

We haven’t used this in any of our small garden designs, yet – but we do use lots of other plants that are much better (we think).

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(Main image: C Meyer)