Aquilegia viridiflora 'Chocolate Soldier'

This hard to find, compact species columbine or 'Granny's Bonnet', has unusual and delicate chocolate brown flowers. More
1 x 9cm plant 511053-1 £5.95 Delivery late March
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3 x 9cm plants 511053-3 £14.95 Delivery late March
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This hard to find, compact species columbine or 'Granny's Bonnet', has unusual and delicate chocolate brown flowers in summer. Left alone it will happily self-seed, and it does well in many positions, even shade.

Genus Aquilegia
Group/Species A. viridiflora
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name green-flowered columbine
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant out in spring in moist,well-drained soil
Care Tips Cut back after flowering
Flowering May - June
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice

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Delivery

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Aquilegia viridiflora 'Chocolate Soldier' reviews

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Bernice

Potted on quickly but developed mildew so the vigour of the plants was checked. Looking forward to seeing flowers next year.

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Reviewed 9th October 2018 by Ann

I am looking forward to seeing them flower next year. The plants have put on plenty of growth, despite the hot weather conditions this summer.

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Reviewed 4th October 2018 by Nigel

Very good quality plants excellent flowers

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Karen

Good plants which have performed well. Delivery and customer service of a high standard.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Liz

they suffered from drought and do not look very healthy

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Jayne

These were not received. We were informed that they would be sent when we phoned. However they did not arrive and a further phone call was needed and we were told that they were no longer available. As some time had passed since our original order, we needed to choose a substitute which would give an extended flowering time. We selected pot marigolds which have flourished well. All in all, this experience was not a good example of customer care by Sarah Raven.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your aquilegia failed to reach you after leaving our nursery ,but note from your account that we exchanged the missing plant for some calendula and rudbeckia which we are pleased to hear have done well."

Posted 7th November 2018