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Seed from the amazing National Plant Collections® of Aquilegia vulgaris cultivars and Aquilegia hybrids, here in Swansea. Singles, doubles, bicolours, coloured leaves and scented forms.

UNHAPPY NEWS:  DOWNY MILDEW, please read: This may be my last ever aquilegia seedlist . Last year, 2014, I had downy mildew of aquilegias infecting many plants the collections. I have no idea whether the collections will survive next year. Downy mildew is a new disease of aquilegias, and has killed many plants already in 2014. I am doing a webpage about it, please follow this link: DOWNY MILDEW OF AQUILEGIAS. It is not known, but not expected, if downy mildew is transferred by seed, as I don't collect seed from DM infected plants. However, if your germinated seedlings look unusual do let me know and send photos. In particular: yellowy, angular patches on the leaves, lighter, whiter leaves or sickly and/or dying seedlings. I’ve never yet seen a seedling infected from the start, but this year I will be sowing seed that actually does have a strong likelihood of carrying spores if that is possible (harvested from infected plant ‘portrait 3’ shown in my DM case history webpage). My sowing of such seed is an experiment to see if seed transmission is possible. Two other research establishments will also be working in different ways with such potentially contaminated seeds. Please consider whether you still wish to buy my seeds, knowing that there is downy mildew here.

You are now on the page listing all the various Aquilegia described forms from Touchwood

There are 3 other aquilegia seedlist pages to visit:

Described forms

All seeds are 2.50 a packet, cheaper for 6 packets or more

This section starts with singles, long-spurreds, then doubles, then stellatas, then coloured leaf forms. Similar colours have been grouped together within those sets. 'Note: 'ex number' is the number and description is of the parent plant …it's hoped that some, at least, will come true.

Aquilegia ex white flower

Aquilegia white flower

A single white, ever popular. Select seedlings without any purpley hue to the leaf stalks of the seedlings. Seedling plants flowering in 2008 were noticed to have three main heights. I assume therefore, that I have a shorter type (2'ish) a normal height (3'ish) and a hybrid

.AMAZING FACT: Aquilegias are also known as 'columbine' which is French for 'dove'. Can you see the 5 doves sitting in a circle having a good old natter 'tete-to-tete'?

 

Aquilegia white flower

Aquilegia white flower ex shorter forms

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

  Choose by number:
Below is ex1324 at 15-18"

Here is ex 1359. came to me as A kuhistanica seed. 1359

Aquilegia white flower ex 1762Aquilegia white flower

  This was from a lost label so parentage therefore unknown, but I think it is a green-leaved offspring of 'Elegant Opal'

 

Aquilegia ex 1119  white single

Started short but I think it's medium height now, say 22-30"

 

Aquilegia ex 2199 delicate white single (shown on RHS)

 

 

Both of these are shortish: 20-30" high, and a particularly delicate white single

 

or ex 1168 shown below, which is last years' seeds so double-sized packets

Aquilegia ex white singles MIXED including unusuals, from 7 parents

Aquilegia white single MIX

Collected from various white-flowered plants including those with a hint of cream or pink (right) to them

Aquilegia white single MIX

ex slender white

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS? If so please let me know.

I grew this originally from so-called A. coerulea seed …to which its shape and colour bear no resemblance!
For years, although visitors praised it's sleek lines and slightly creamy whiteness, I only collected seed as a mix of all my white singles. Then I decided to see if it came true from seed. It does! Just as well, as meanwhile my parent plant passed on. Do grow it, it's quite delightful!

Aquilegia slender white

Aquilegia ex 2765 White, longer blades

With a hint of a stellata form is this interesting white, a hybrid of a dark & yellowy double x a lilac & yellowy delicate single!!!! Or of course a stray seedling!  Anyhow expect some delightful surprises from this one.

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 1505
Creamy single

 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Flowered first time 2010 and made a real impact over a long period. Possibly a self-sown seedling from chrysantha, but flowers are vulgaris-sized.

Aquilegia: creamy single fowered

Creamy flowers. This is a hybrid, so don't know what the offspring will be like.

Aquilegia ex 1920
2-tone lemon single

A vulgaris sized flowers. From a maroon striped!

New for 2014

 

Aquilegia ex 1506
Blushed yellow single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

This is a hybrid, so don't know what the offspring will be like, it's possibly a self-sown seedling from chrysantha, but flowers are mid-sized.

More below of similar with greater pink tints in them in the bicoloured list

 

 

Aquilegia ex 1170
Palest marbled pink single - becoming double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia 1170 palest marbled pink 

Aquilegia 1170 palest marbled pink 

What colour is pink?

How do I describe flower colours? I do the best that I can, and hope to get it right most of the time, eg that a dark pink is described the same whether it's in my front garden or the back garden! But what I call dark pink may not be what you imagine as that.

Here I have taken a photo that should help.
Starting at the BOTTOM is what I call palest pink, and going CLOCKWISE there is pale pink, pink, dark pink and finally ruby. Is that helpful?

Aquilegia: Mixed pink flowers

Aquilegia Light pink single

Aquilegia: Light pink single

Quiet charm, that lights up the garden.

Aquilegia: Light pink single

Aquilegia 2438 dusky/marbled pink single

 

 

Interesting hybrid from 'Elegant Ruby' x a pink & yellow double.

Aquilegia at Touchwood 

Aquilegia pink single

Aquilegia: Sugar-pink single

Good sugar-pink colour.

Aquilegia: Sugar-pink single

Aquilegia 2368 wide pink single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets Sold out 2015

 

Wider flower than an A vulgaris on this lost-label plant

 

Aquilegia ex 1511

delicately held pink single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Nice dark stem, ex A nigricans

Aquilegia: Delicately held pink single

Aquilegia ex 1867

Tall 2-tone pink single

Tall plant 2-tone pink (apricotty-cream) flowers with longish spurs. 'Rescued' from my plant sales area, so don't know the parentage! Very long season of flowering.

Aquilegia: Tall 2-tone pink
Ex 2549  2-tone pink single   This is from my breeding program where I crossed 'Elegance' with something that I lost the label of!  Possibly an aquilegia with yellow colouration.
You just may be extra lucky and get some golden-leaved seedlings.


New for 2015
Aquilegia ex 1997 darkish  pink single
Sorry, sold out 2015

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets
  Starts apricotty inside.



 

Aquilegia dark pink single

 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia: dark pink single Aquilegia: dark pink single

Aquilegia ex 1978 ruby single, creamy inside

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Good colour, from a red & yellow double

 

Aquilegia 2tone ruby single X6

Supposedly a seedling from 'Adelaide Addison' !!

 

New for 2015

 

ex 613 Reddy, spreading petals

 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sold out 2015

Much loved plant. I'm sure we'll get loads of interesting offspring. COMMENT 2009. OFFSPRING REALLY GOOD. Not the same at all, but I kept most of them as very desirable traits.

Aquilegia: Purple flowered

ex 1551
Light-edged, reddy spreading

 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Surprisingly coloured seedling from 1030, a purple and white double stellata type. Longer-spurred.

Aquilegia: Double stellata red flowered

The photo LHS shows it with a similarly coloured astrantia. Goodness knows what offspring will be like …

Aquilegia ex 1293
2-tone marbled blue single

Sold out 2015

Aquilegia: 2-tone marbled blue single flower

Pale 2-tone marbled blue single. THIS was one plant that everyone wanted when they saw it …I had to quickly get it into my border so that I didn't have to keep saying 'no' to visitors!

Aquilegia: 2-tone marbled blue single flower

Aquilegia ex 2336
2-tone light blue single single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Delightful

New for 2014

Aquilegia 2336 2tone light blue

Aquilegia ex 1442
Light marbled purple single

Definitely desirable!

Don't forget that you can select marbled blue offspring as they germinate: like white ones, discard any seedlings with any purple hue in the leaf stem.

Aquilegia: Light marbled purple single

Aquilegia ex 1760
Pale marbled blue single

 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Surprising seedling from a cross I made of 821 (creamy-white and blue double) with 835 (pink & yellow double). This seedling has leaf stems with no purple hue to them, so I knew it would be rather different to its parents. Goodness knows where the marbled blue shade came from! Offspring may be very variable, let's find out.

Aquilegia: Pale marbled blue single

Aquilegia ex 2200
Marbled blue single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Marbled blue Aquilegia at Touchwood

Marbled blue Aquilegia at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 2276
Marbled blue single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Marbled blue Aquilegia at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 1525
Marbled blue variable

 

Some blooms are doubles, on this denim-blue flower. 

Marbled blue Aquilegia at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 1246
Marbled blue variable

Aquilegia: Marbled blue variable flowering

A real show-stopper. Joyful & lovely. Most flowers are single, but with a smattering of doubles to add even more interest.

Aquilegia: Marbled blue variable flowering
Aquilegia ex 2258
Marbled denim blue single 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets
May be a short plant, it was about 15" the first year of flowering, or it may just be stunted.
Marbled blue aquilegia at Touchwood 
Aquilegia ex 2733
marbled purple, longer blades
Stunning, and this is a seedling from a similar one, so hopefully it will also pass on these traits to its offspring, or some of them anyway.

New for 2015

What colour is blue?

How do I describe flower colours?
I do the best that I can, and hope to get it right most of the time, eg that a good blue is described the same whether it's in my front garden or the back garden! But what I call blue may not be what you imagine as that. My photos of each plant should help, but remember digital pics enhance blueness. Here I have taken a photo that should help.
Starting at the TOP LEFT is what I call blue, and then good blue (yes, those are subtle differences).
Bottom row is purple then indigo-purple. Is that helpful?

Aquilegia: Mixed blues

Aquilegia ex 1398
Dwarf blue single

 

Under 12" tall

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 1574
Early good blue single

early blue aquilegia at Touchwood

Shorter, at 14-18'/ 30-40cms this very early single probably came from seed of an alpine form, but this is far taller. I hope that offspring will include the trait of early flowering as well as colour and flower form …they are held nearly horizontally.

Aquilegia: Early good blue single

Aquilegia blue single

Aquilegia: blue single

The original wild form is this shade. So this is great for the wild garden as well as anywhere else. The shade is on the purple side of blue.

Aquilegia: blue single

Aquilegia ex 1146
Good blue single

 

This plant has a really good blue colour to the flowers.
(not really apparent on the photo …sorry)

 

Aquilegia: Good blue single

Aquilegia ex 2849 indigo-blue later single

Looks fairly standard A vulgaris type, though possibly a little larger. BUT it flowers later ....that's a really valuable trait, much later than A vulgaris, and was one of the last ones in flower at the end of the season. Must be a hybrid.

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia indigo single

Nice dark blue.

Aquilegia: indigo singles

Aquilegia ex 1625
Large indigo single

Looks purple on the photo. These are large flowers on a slightly shorter plant 2-2.5' / 60-85cms. Hybrid.

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 1626
Large indigo single

Again looks purple on the photo. These are large flowers on a slightly shorter plant 2-2.5' / 60-85cms. Goodness knows what the offspring will be like as the mother parent plant was a red & yellow double from Austria!

Aquilegia: Large indigo single

Aquilegia ex 2060
Large indigo-purple single

Sorry, sold out 2015

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Brother to the above, these are large flowers on a slightly shorter plant 2-2.5' / 60-85cms. Goodness knows what the offspring will be like as the mother parent plant was a red & yellow double from Austria!

Aquilegia: Large indigo single
Aquilegia: Large indigo single

Aquilegia ex 2118
Large 2-tone indigo-purple singleAquilegia: Large 2-tone indigo-purple single

Another large flower in an indigo-purple shade although the seed parent was supposed to be the yellow species A. flavescens!

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packetsThe 2-tone shade includes a yellowyness inside the flower, so it looks as if it has some yellow genes, so let's see what the offspring are like.
I always appreciate feedback of what types of flowers are grown from my seeds, so do let me know.

Aquilegia: Large 2-tone indigo-purple single

Aquilegia ex 1207
Short indigo-purple

Lighter inside.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia ex 1207 

Aquilegia Purple single

Aquilegia: Purple single

Richly coloured flowers.

Aquilegia: Purple single

Aquilegia ex1164

Slatey purple single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Small flowers on a shortish plant with outfacing flowers.

Aquilegia Purple single 

Aquilegia ex 2287

Large purple single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Richly coloured flowers. Longer spurs and lighter inside.

New for 2014 

Aquilegia ex 1994 
Black, lighter inside

Sorry, sold out 2015

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Interesting seedling, supposedly from A. buergeriana!

Aquilegia: Black, lighter inside

Aquilegia ex 1772
Short black single

 

Sorry, sold out 2015

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Another strange one, supposedly from A colchica, which Nold's monograph says should be blue & white.

8" tall

Aquilegia black single 

Aquilegia ex 1773
Short black single

 

Aquilegia: Short black single

Aquilegia ex 2680 Black single

Black single, unusual shape, a seedling from 'Perfumed Garden' so could give some very interesting offspring.

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 1158
Black single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Single black flowers.

Aquilegia: Black single

Now we move onto the Touchwood range of seeds from

BICOLOURED SINGLES.

Firstly the vulgaris-types then the long-spurred ones.

Aquilegia ex  1071

Hint of a tint of pink, and white

Palest, palest pink in the sepals, with green tips. White petals.

Aquilegia: Pink and White 

Aquilegia 2410

Large light pink & white

Longer spurs.

Aquilegia pink & white at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 2303

Pale pink & creamy

Possibility of getting seedlings with yellow in from this charmer.

 

New for 2015  SOLD OUT 2015
 

Aquilegia 2001

 Pale pink & creamy white

Some of these large flowers are doubles. May have golden leaves in its genes.

Aquilegia pink & white at Touchwood 

Aquilegia pink & creamy at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 1796
Lilac pink & creamy single

As this is a seedling from 955 (creamy yellow single) offspring will be variable.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia: Lilac pink & creamy singleRather taller than usual, at 3.5' / or just over a metre high, this has longish straight spurs. A strong and long-flowering plant. Aquilegia: Lilac pink & creamy single

Aquilegia ex X9

Pink & creamy single/double

Hybrid of 'Elegance' x chrysantha.

 

New for 2015
 

Aquilegia ex 2303

Delicate pink & creamy

You have the possibility of getting seedlings with yellow in from this hybrid, or even golden-leaved seedlings.

 

New for 2015
 

Aquilegia ex 2021

Pink & creamy single

Longer spurs and blades. May have golden-leaved genes in it.

New for 2014
Aquilegia 2021 

Aquilegia ex

Pink & white single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

This is the Aquilegia vulgaris pink & white, whereas the others offered are hybrid forms.
pink and white aquilegia at touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 2089

Pink & creamy single / double

... as you can see, some flowers are double. Like with other 'creamy' colours here, when opening it can be really yellowy but fades in maturing to almost white in some plants.
Aquilegia pink ^ creamy 

Aquilegia ex 2376 dark pink & creamy variable

From a red & yellow double comes this chance seedlings, looks like it has some stellata genes within it.

 
 

Aquilegia ex X8

Crimson & white single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

A very floriferous seedling from State Series 'Georgia', this is VERY robust plant and flowers have thinnish twisted sepals.
 

Aquilegia ex 2295

Large crimson & white single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Another of my winning seedlings from State Series 'Georgia'. This one has large flowers that are held partly nodding to outfacing. A strong and long-flowering plant.
Aquilegia 'Georgia' seedling 

Aquilegia ex 2548 Ruby & white single

From a pink-&-white double

New for 2015
 

Aquilegia ex 1211

Crimson & white single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Outspreading white petals and thin sepals.
 

Aquilegia ex 777

Palest blue & white single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets



Aquilegia at Touchwood No 777 

Aquilegia ex 757

Palest marbled purple & white single

(some double flowers)

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets yet New for 2015 as it looks like I forgot to list it last year!

 

Aquilegia ex 188 lilac & white

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sold out 2015

 Early ....and scented!

 

Aquilegia ex 2506
2-tone lilac & white

 

New for 2015 

 

Aquilegia ex 1326

Shorter blue & white / 2-tone blueAquilegia: Dwarf blue & white

This  blue and white single came from purported A kuhistanica seeds …but that species is unlikely to exist. This is pretty though, isn't it?

2013: it even had a few double flowers!

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

 

Aquilegia ex 1160
Large blue and white

From seed that I had labelled A colchica, this interesting flower came. Some flowers were doubles

.Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia 1160 

Aquilegia ex 1980
Blue and creamy inside

Hybrid.

Aquilegia 1980 

Aquilegia ex 2752 blue and white single

 Seedling from a purple & yellow double
 New for 2015
 

Aquilegia ex
Indigo & white single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

 

Aquilegia ex X45 indigo & white

 

New for 2015 

 

Aquilegia ex 1876
Large indigo & white

 

Sold out 2015

Possibly a self-sown seedling of 1383, but darker.

Aquilegia: Large indigo & white

Aquilegia ex 856
Blue-purple & white single

 

 

Aquilegia ex 2120
Blue & creamy hybrid

longer spur

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Another exciting hybrid this time of A. 'Elegance' x ? …
where ? means I couldn't read the writing at harvest-time! The photo is actually of the above 1908 as I have no photo of this one (I wasn't going to keep it then realised I couldn't bear to part with it!

Again, expect very variable offspring including golden leaved ones.

Aquilegia: Blue & creamy hybrid

Aquilegia ex 1677
Large indigo & white single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Indigo & white, large flower, the mother plant was 821, a double.

Aquilegia at touchwood

Aquilegia ex 1974
Large indigo-purple & white hybrid single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sold out 2015

An interesting hybrid of a huge blue & white double with a ruby & white long-spurred cultivar. Offspring will therefore vary.

Aquilegia: Large indigo-purple & white hybrid single

Aquilegia ex 884
Deep purple & white

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Well-coloured single.

Aquilegia ex 2532 purple & white single

 

New for 2015

 

Aquilegia ex 2039
Slatey purple-blue & creamy

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sold out 2015

Interesting hybid, very different. Expect the yellow tones to show in offspring as well.

 

Aquilegia ex 2526 dark and creamy

From a 'lost label' plant comes this fine, floriferous plant. Starts creamy yellow and ages almost white, with a slight look of A oxysepala about it.

New for 2015

 

Aquilegia ex 999
White-edged black long blades

Deep purple-black with a white trim.

This is giving rise to some very desirable offspring including similar ones to itself, eg 1673

Isn't that different?

Touchwood Harmony Mix

Yellow bicoloured mix

from 12 parents for 2015 or double-sized packets from 2014 from 35 parents

Introduced as a Mix in 2013

These are unusual, they are the sorts of colours found in large, long-spurred aquilegias, but these are often only vulgaris-sized blooms. Some may hold their heads hanging like the vulgaris cultivars rather than the long-spurred ones, which face outwards. Yes, you've guessed, these are hybrids. Because of this, you'll be likely to get some very different and unusual offspring from this seed mix.

There's also the opportunity to buy seeds from individual plants, as featured below.

harmony mix

Aquilegia ex X5
Small yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Really jaunty! 

 

Aquilegia ex 1894
Small yellow longish spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Nodding flowers of vulgaris size. 

aquilegiaq 

Aquilegia ex 1970
Nodding yellow single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a pinky-orange & yellow double came this charming, nodding yellow single. Love it! 

aquilegia yellow hybrid 

Aquilegia ex 1507
2-tone yellow

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

These 2-tone (or blushed) yellow flowers are midsized and borne on a plant that may prove to be slightly shorter than the usual 3'. This is a self sown seedling, possibly from chrysantha (that I thought usually came true …what results have YOU had with Touchwood's chrysantha seeds?).

A hybrid, so offspring likely to be very variable …and probably desirable as well!

Aquilegia ex 1907
Pink & creamy single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

I lost the label, but this is possibly an 'Elegance' x chrysantha hybrid

Aquilegia ex 2028
Pink & yellow

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Another beautifil hybrid this time from the cross I made of A. 'Elegance' x chrysantha

Mid-sized, quite nodding blooms on 5' plant (80cms).

Again, expect very variable offspring including golden leaved ones.

aquilegia pink and yellow 

Aquilegia ex 1656
Pink & yellow single

This came from a red & yellow double. Offspring may give exciting surprises!

Aquilegia ex 904
Pink & yellow single

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Seedling from 'Perfumed Garden' mix

Aquilegia ex 2750 pink & yellow 

From a purple-&-yellow double!

New for 2015 
 

Aquilegia ex  2584 small orangey-red & yellow long-spurred

New for 2015

 

 

Aquilegia ex  1334
Orangey-red & yellow

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Small long-spurred

 

1334 aquilegia 

Aquilegia ex  X105
Orangey-red & yellow

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Floriferous and long flowering.  Small long-spurred type.

 

 

Aquilegia ex  X65 Red & bled yellow

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Medium sized,  longer-spurred, outfacing flowers. What do I mean by 'bled yellow'? See the pic below, the red bleeds over the yellow from the side although front-on it's pure yellow.

 

 

Aquilegia ex 2393
Red & yellow

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Like Hybrid C (see below) but I've lost the label for this and so it's from an unknown mother.

 

 

Aquilegia ex  2547 red & yellow

New for 2015

ex Hybrid C

floriferous

 

 

Aquilegia ex  2667 red & yellow

New for 2015

Hybrid C x dark pink & yellow double

 

 

Aquilegia ex  X8 red & yellow

New for 2015

 Some double flowers

 

 

Aquilegia ex  2667 red & yellow

New for 2015

Hybrid C x dark pink & yellow double

 

 

Aquilegia ex 1655
Maroon & yellow single

The maroon colour is 'sludgier' on the outside, I love it!

From a red & yellow double

Aquilegia ex 2272
Lilac & yellow

Sold out 2015

Short, or at least it was in its first year of flowering.

 

Aquilegia ex 2552 aubergine-purple & yellow-inside single

New for 2015  Sorry, sold out 2015

Surprise seedling from an indigo & creamy white double x  blushed yellow double.

 

Aquilegia ex 2785 purple-indigo & creamy yellow small long-spurred

New for 2015

 

 

Aquilegia ex 2595 small purple & yellow small long-spurred

New for 2015  Sorry, sold out 2015

From an indigo & creamy white double x  yellow double 

 

Aquilegia ex X8FF large purple, yellow inside

New for 2015

From an indigo & creamy white double x  yellow double 

 

Aquilegia ex 2049
Indigo-blue and creamy single

Unknown parentage.

 

Aquilegia ex 1725 dark with yellow inside single

 

Wow, how good is THAT!? A seedling of 'Elegance' x ? …yes the cross-pollination label faded before harvest so only the mother parent was known. This has 'Elegance's dark colour but is bicoloured with yellow inside, so presume yellow genes from the pollen parent.

Hopfully I'll get some golden leaved aquilegias in the next generation, and so will you.

 

SOLD OUT 2015

HYBRIDS from TOUCHWOOD  

I've had great fun with hybridising in 2011 and seeing the results in 2012. There are some hybrids (f1 generations) that appear fairly uniform, because their two parent plants were standard cultivars, strains or species. Here I share with you some of those splendid ranges. Choose which hybrid and you will usually get seed from a particular numbered plant …if you want to try seed from different plants then that's what you will get if you order more than 1 packet of a certain hybrid.

Be aware you will NOT get offspring the same as these plants. You will be growing the f2 generation so expect a glorious array of all sorts of characteristics from each of the parent plant as well as the hybrid itself. That's why I inform you what the parentage is, both here and elsewhere in my list where I offer plants grown from seeds that I have pollinated myself. There will also be further consternation/ excitement/ chaos/ fortune caused by natural cross-pollination by bumble bees bringing in OTHER characteristics (genes) not found in these hybrids or their parents. Buy, sow, and have fun! And do let me know your results. I find growing long-spurred types difficult here in Swansea, I think our winters are to 'warm' and wet for them to thrive. These hybrids show tremendous vigour, the 1 year old plants were far larger than I think I've ever grown any long-spurreds in one year …though most were also grown to flowering in nursery rows rather than being potted up in the winter.

ex Touchwood Hybrid A

Pink & creamy long-spurred

2 - 2.5' 1st year and up to 5-6' the next!

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

HYBRID A is Aquilegia chrysantha x a "dark pink & cream long spurred"

There was some variation in colour tint of the pink and the cream in these offspring, however the differences were not as great as tint differences between when a flower first opens and the colour it fades to when fully open and mature. You can see those differences for yourself with the 2 photos that show 2 flowers …both have a just-opened and a more mature flower.

Touchwood Aquilegia: Hybrid A, pink and cream long-spurred
Touchwood Aquilegia: Hybrid A, pink and cream long-spurred
Touchwood Aquilegia: Hybrid A, pink and cream long-spurred
Touchwood Aquilegia: Hybrid A, pink and cream long-spurred

ex Touchwood Hybrid B

Red & creamy yellow long-spurred

2-3'

HYBRID B is Aquilegia chrysantha x a "red and creamy yellow, long spurred"

Very little variation between plants, see the photo top left of 2 flowers, each from a different plant.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Touchwood Aquilegia: Hybrid B, Red and creamy yellow, long-spurred
Touchwood Aquilegia: Hybrid B, Red and creamy yellow, long-spurred
Touchwood Aquilegia: Hybrid B, Red and creamy yellow, long-spurred
Hybrid B

Aquilegia ex
TOUCHWOOD HYBRID C

3' / 1m

Red & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

HYBRID C is Aquilegia chrysantha x a "red & yellow species type"

The flowers are rather smaller than Touchwood Hybrids A & B, but the phenomenal colours make them more magnificent in the garden. The next generation of plants should include larger sized flowers from the A chrysantha genes.

Very little variation between plants, a really intense red & yellow, a real showstopper. I had so many plants all the same that I sold some and they went as quickly as I put them out. Strong plants and very floriferous over a very long period, they only disappointed me because they set very little seed indeed.

Touchwood Aquilegia: Hybrid C, Red and yellow, long-spurred
Touchwood Aquilegia: Hybrid C, Red and yellow, long-spurred
Touchwood Aquilegia: Hybrid C, Red and yellow, long-spurred
Touchwood Aquilegia: Hybrid C, Red and yellow, long-spurred

Long spurred hybrids

Below I offer some seed from some choice long-spurred hybrids. Will they come true? I don't know, but all are likely to be desirable plants.

Artist Sandra Candler has beautifully captured the airy nature, charm and impact of these type of flowers in this beautiful painting.

By the way, for more Aquilegia Artwork visit http://www.aquilegiaholic.at/page69.html

Aquilegia painting

Aquilegia ex 2237
Short white long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

I'm always wary about putting 'short' as I've lost track of the times that the next year the plant has become full height, so I just had a stunted specimen.

This reminds me of Spring Magic white but (this first year at least) flowered very late rather than early.

 

Aquilegia ex 1657
Large white not quite a long-spurred

Aquilegia: Large white

The most spectacular plant in the nursery rows in full flower for the first time, 2012. Must be the biggest plant I've ever grown in 1 year!

Sorry, sold out 2015

It was supposed to be 'Silver Queen' a white long-spurred sort but evidently a hybrid as it's not really long spurred, but still has the same large blooms. It flowered early and just kept going until one of the last to still be in flower. Why? Well, unfortunately it set very little seed, sometimes these hybrids are like mules and just are not fertile.

Aquilegia ex
Creamy-white long-spurred

1384

I have seed from several of these plants.

aquilegia 1878 

Aquilegia 1652 creamy white long-spurred at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 1891
Creamy single, large scented

Large creamy flowers, scented.
This is a hybrid, (includes A fragrans) so don't know what the offspring will be like.

Fragrant aquilegia 

Aquilegi ex 2117
2-tone creamy long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Slightly blushed, is this a Harbutt's hybrid.

aquilegia 2117 white long spurred 

Aquilegia ex 1463
Slightly-blushed cream long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

aquilegia 1463 blushed cream long-spurred 

Aquilegia ex 2395
Hint of pink, and creamy long-spurred

Surprise from a blushed yellow pompom double! 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

2395 aquilegia 

Aquilegia ex 2685 tall pale pink & white long-spurred

Seedling of 1658 pink & yellow.

New for 2015

 

Aquilegia ex 2057
Pink & creamy long-spurred

Whoops, no pic! So the pic shown is a similar one.   Hybrid.

 Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 Aquilegia 2236 long-spurred

Aquilegia ex 2032
Dark pink & creamy long-spurred

I got this as Swan but don't think there's such a Swan form 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia 2032 long-spurred 

Aquilegia ex 2488 dark red & creamy long-spurred

This hybrid is similar to it's father, although its mother plant was  a blushed-yellow double.

New for 2015

 

Aquilegia ex 2426
Crimson & white long-spurred

 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia 2426 long-spurred 

Aquilegia ex 2252
Pale blue & white long-spurred

Rather nodding flowers. 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 Aquilegia 2252 long-spurred

Aquilegia ex 1008
Dark blue and white long-spurred

Flowered for the first time in 2009, so is proving long-lived for these sorts of plants at Touchwood. Hopefully the offspring will also be suited to our conditions, although the colours in resulting seedlings may vary.

Aquilegia: Dark blue and white, long-spurred

Aquilegia ex 541
Purple & white long-spurred

Aquilegia ex 541

From a blue and white double, and as you can see, some flowers are double on this SOLD OUT 2015

Aquilegia ex 541 

Aquilegia ex 2450
Purple & white long-spurred

From a red & yellow long spurred. 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia ex 2450 

Aquilegia ex 1466
Purple & creamy-white long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

Aquilegia ex 1466 

Aquilegia ex 1909
Purple and white long-spurred

Sorry, sold out 2015

Aquilegia: Purple and white, long-spurred

Aquilegia ex 2196
Small yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

Aquilegia ex 2196 

Aquilegia ex 2431
Small yellow long-spurred

 

Aquilegia ex 2431 yellow long-spurred at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 2784
Small yellow long-spurred

New for 2015 

 

Aquilegia ex 1496
2-tone smallish yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia: 2-tone smallish yellow, long-spurred

Rather nice flowers, came from a yellow double so offspring may offer some good surprises.

Aquilegia: 2-tone smallish yellow, long-spurred

Aquilegia ex 2068
Yellow long-spurred, nodding

Sorry, sold out 2015

You can see its parent plant in the background!

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets
Aquilegia ex 2068 

Aquilegia ex 1826
Nodding 2-tone yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

I absolutely love this. A long spurred 2-tone yellow yet with nodding blooms. And some scent. A seedling from a cross of buergeriana x chrysantha by my Austrian friend, so expect unusual offspring.

Aquilegia ex X10
Yellow long-spurred

Outward facing flowers mid-sized.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Aquilegia ex 2212
Yellow long-spurred

Mid sized and a particularly clear yellow.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Aquilegia ex 2003
Yellow mid-sized long-spurred

A flavescens seedling

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia ex 2004
Yellow long-spurred, mid-sized

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sorry, sold out 2015

 

Aquilegia ex 2428
Yellow long-spurred, mid-sized.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Aquilegia ex 2365
Yellow long-spurred, outward-facing.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Aquilegia ex X65NR

Blushed yellow long-spurred

New for 2015 

 

Aquilegia ex 2179
Yellow long-spurred

With a slight blue flush, as one parent was 'Heavenly Blue'

Sorry, no pic 

Aquilegia ex X605
Yellow long-spurred, slight blush

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

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Aquilegia ex 1992

Blushed yellow mid-sized long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Chrysantha x blushed yellow double.

Aquilegia ex X85
Yellow long-spurred, slight blush

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 Mid-sized, flowers held at an angle which is not apparent as I'm holding it in the pic. This plant is for sale.

 

Aquilegia ex 2031
Blushed yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

 

Aquilegia ex 1658
Blushed yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Seedling from a double in these colours.

Aquilegia ex 2394
Pink & creamy yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

 

Long spurred aquilegia 2394 pink & yellow at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 2271
Pink & creamy long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

McKana hybrid

 

Long spurred aquilegia 2271 pink & yellow at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 1469
Large pink & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Photo shows it next to its mother plant, this is the LARGER of the two flowers.

Long spurred aquilegia 1469 pink & yellow at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 2230
Pink & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Floriferous, mid-sized.

 

Long spurred aquilegia 2230 pink & yellow at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 1563
Apricot-pink & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Apricot-pink and short, I have it on a raised bed. Great colour.

 

Long spurred aquilegia 1563 pink & yellow at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 1739
Dark pink & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Large flowers, from a pink & yellow double.

Long spurred aquilegia 1739 pink & yellow at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 2116
Dark pink & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

A Harbutt's hybrid

Aquilegia ex 2453 (&1893)
Deep pink & mottled yellow long-spurred

Fairly short, 8-12"

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 1737
Dark pink-red & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Fairly short, 15" / 40cms this is a seedling of an orange & yellow double.

Rather like a Spring Magic plant.

 

Fairly short, 15" / 40cms this is a seedling of an orange & yellow double. 

Aquilegia ex 1738
dark pink-red & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Fairly short, 15" / 40cms this is a seedling of an orange & yellow double.

Brother to the above, but a stronger yellow.

Rather like a Spring Magic plant.

 

Fairly short, 15" / 40cms this is a seedling of an orange & yellow double. 

Aquilegia ex 2455
Rosy-pink & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Seedling from a cross between a bicoloured long-spurred and a yellow double. Shortish.

 

Aquilegia 2455 pink & yellow long-spurred aquilegia at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 2270
Orange-pink & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

 

Aquilegia 2270 pink & yellow longspurred at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 1380
Dark pink & yellow long-spurred

Sorry, sold out 2015

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Very long spurs

Aquilegia 1380 pink & yellow longspurred at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 1282
Orange-pink & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

 

Aquilegia 1282 pink & yellow longspurred at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 2188
Small scarlet & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Seedling from an orange & yellow double.

 

Aquilegia 2188 pink & yellow longspurred at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 2011
Orange & yellow long-spurred

Seedling from an red & yellow double. Mid-sized.

New for 2015

 

 

 

Aquilegia ex 2042 orangy-red & yellow mid-sized long-spurred

Hybrid seedling from cross-pollination of A. chrysantha x a blushed yellow double.

Aquilegia ex 1341 orangey-red & yellow long spurred 

Aquilegia ex 1825 

Red & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

A seedling from A. hinckleyana, I love this, especially looking at the flowers from behind, and the buds before they open.

Aquilegia ex 1995

Rose & yellow long spurred

Seedling from (supposedly) A. flavescens.

Aquilegia ex 1220 

Red & yellow long spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Aquilegia ex 1824 short red & light yellow long spurred  

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Seedling from A buergeriana !
About 10'tall / 25cms, and with red-tinged leaves.

Aquilegia ex 1885

Red & yellow long-spurred

Sorry, sold out 2015

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Mid-sized flowers on this hybrid that now grows 5' tall..

Aquilegia ex 2664

Red & yellow long-spurred

 

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New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 2741

Pink-purple & creamy long-spurred

 

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New for 2015    Sold out 2015

Aquilegia ex 1346

Rich deep red & creamy long-spurred

 

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New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 1823

Deep red & yellow long-spurred

About 12" tall, 30cms.

Aquilegia 1823 red & yellow long-spurred at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 2842

Deepest red, yellow inside, long-spurred

 

Sold out 2015

 

From a similar parent plant.

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New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 2238

Crimson  & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Seedling from a complex cross that I'm developing.

Aquilegia 2386 red & yellow long-spurred at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 2189

Sludgy red & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Aquilegia 2189 sludgy red & yellow long-spurred at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 1832 light slatey purple & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Great colouring …seedling from a red & yellow long-spurred

Aquilegia ex 1831

Slatey maroon & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sister to the above …seedling from a red & yellow long-spurred

 

Aquilegia ex 2348

Maroon & yellow long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia 2348 long-spurred at Touchwood

Aquilegia 2348 long-spurred at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 2611
Lilac & yellow long-spurred

 

 

New for 2015

 

Aquilegia ex 2616
Lilac & creamy long-spurred

 

Ex 1832 (above) light slatey-purple & yellow long-spurred.

New for 2015

 

Aquilegia ex 2408
Lilac & yellow long-spurred

 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sold out 2015

Mid-sized and delicately coloured, a delightful surprise from a scarlet & yellow double.Aquilegia 2308 long-spurred at Touchwood

 

Aquilegia 2308 long-spurred at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 2159

Purpley,  yellow inside, long-spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a bicoloured long-spurred x red double with yellow inside.

Aquilegia 2159

Aquilegia ex 2035

Purple & yellow long spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a large blue & white double x blushed yellow double.

Aquilegia 2035

Aquilegia ex 2811
Purple & yellow long-spurred

 

From 'Milk & Honey', some scent.

New for 2015

 

 AQUILEGIA LONG-SPURRED MIX

From 20 parents for 2015 and/or double-sized packets from 2014 from 40 parents

eg McKanas, Dragonfly, coerulea hybrids, Songbird series etc.

USUALLY these are bicoloured, having either white or yellows as the second colour. The yellow, of course, can be any shade from creamy to orangey.

Aquilegia Touchwood
PHARAOH'S TREASURE MIX

From 8 parents for 2015 or double-sized packets from 2014 from 23 parents

 

What a great selection …from all types of yellow singles with a few doubles added for even greater effect. Most parents were long spurred Aquilegia chrysantha types including blushed yellow ones, some will be smaller flowered or even nodding blooms.

Pharoah's Treasure

Now let's look at seed collected from my many and varied DOUBLE FORMS

Then stellata (clematis-flowered) forms, then variegated and golden leaved

Aquilegia ex 2148 White pleated double

I'm separating out some more of my popular white doubles, so you can buy several types and have a wider gene pool.

Aquilegia 2148 white pleated double

Aquilegia ex 1464 White double

 

 

white double columbinel

Aquilegia ex 2553 White double

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex XDNWH White double

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 1453 White full double

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex  White pompom double

 

New for 2015   Sold out 2015

Aquilegia ex 1400

Creamy white double

Again a most desirable form, the flowers are set off by dark stems and it is scented.

Parentage unknown, this was a self-sown seedling.

Aquilegia ex 1248

Creamy white double

Sorry, sold out 2015

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

A hint of lilac, and it is scented.

1248 white aquilegia columbinel

Aquilegia ex 2328

White Barlow type

Sorry, sold out 2015

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Seed from overseas. Strong, floriferous plant.Aquilegia white Barlow type 2328

Aquilegia white Barlow type 2328

Aquilegia ex 1194

very light apricot fading to pink double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Unusual shades. Aquilegia 1194

Aquilegia ex 1615

Colour-washed, warm white double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

A seedling from a pink & yellow double, this has colour-washed spurs, very pretty.

 

Aquilegia ex 1497

Hint of a tint of pink Barlow double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

The spiky pompoms of A. vulgaris stellata in their double Barlow form are always intriguing additions to your garden.

Aquilegia ex 2593

Light pink Barlow double

 

 

Another colour-break of a Barlow form.

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 749

Hint of a tint of pink double

 Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 

 

 

Aquilegia 742

Aquilegia ex 774

Hint of a tint of pink full double

Aquilegia: Hint of a tint of pink, full double

Hint of a tint of pink full double

Aquilegia: Hint of a tint of pink, full double

Aquilegia ex 491

Hint of a tint of pink full double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Oops. No photo, I've used the one from 774 on rhs and the lhs is of the mother plant (which itself came from 'Flamboyant').

Aquilegia ex 1120

Short, light pink double

Strong, short, light pink double

Aquilegia: Short, light pink double
Aquilegia: Short, light pink double

Aquilegia ex 1363

Pink, with hint of apricot, small double

 

Expect surprises as the parent plant was an A. ecalcarata!

Aquilegi: Pink, with hint of apricot, small double

Aquilegia ex 743

Light pink pleated

Light pink pleated double.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets.

Aquilegia: Light pink pleated double

Aquilegia ex 2529

Light pink double

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 1273

Pink-lilac double, scented

 

Another scented one.

Aquilegia 1273 lilac pink double

Aquilegia ex 2377

Pink-lilac full double

Sold out 2015

 Aquilegia 2377 lilac pink double Aquilegia2377 lilac pink double

Aquilegia ex 2503

Pink  frilly double

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex1236

Pink double

 

May have stellata genes in.

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 1264

Pink variable

Aquilegia: Pink variable

Pink variable: most flowers are frilly doubles but some are singles or stellatas

Aquilegia: Pink variable

Aquilegia ex 1263

Pink pleated double

Pink pleated double

Aquilegia: Pink pleated double

Aquilegia ex 1233

Pink pompom double

New for 2015  Sold out 2015

Pink very full double

Aquilegia ex 1397

Stellata pink double

More double than the usual clematis-flowered stellata forms, but not as doubled as the Barlow type, is this rather alluring flower.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets.

Aquilegia: Stellata pink double

Aquilegia ex 1385

Dark pink Barlow type

 

Isn't that captivating? Should come fairly true from seed.

Aquilegia: Dark pink Barlow type

Aquilegia ex 2594

Darkish pink Barlow type

New for 2015

 

Aquilegia ex 1619

Dark pink / ruby double

 

Sold out 2015

Aquilegia1619 red double

Aquilegia ex1870

Ruby frilly double


 Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets
Aquilegia 1870 ruby double

Aquilegia ex 604

Ruby double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets 
Whoops, no pic!

Aquilegia ex 1173

Ruby double


 Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets
Aquilegia 1173 ruby double

Aquilegia ex 1838

Ruby double, lighter inside

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets


 Aquilegia 1807 ruby double
Aquilegia 1870 ruby double

Aquilegia ex 1502

Ruby Barlow type

 


 

Aquilegia ex 2008

Ruby double, creamy inside


 
Aquilegia 2008 ruby double

Aquilegia ex 2034

Ruby double, creamy inside, large


 Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets
Aquilegia 2038 ruby double

Aquilegia ex 1877

Ruby double

Very different. Longer spurs, this was from a pink double that also had the longer spurs.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia: Ruby double

Aquilegia ex 905

Lilac double


Extraordinary colour

Aquilegia ex 900a

Tall light lilac blue double.

Aquilegia: Tall light blue double Aquilegia: Tall light blue double

Aquilegia ex 932

Two-tone lilac double

 

Some scent.Aquilegia 932 lilac scented double

Aquilegia 932 lilac scented double

Aquilegia ex 2545

Hint of blue double


New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 2387

Hint of blue double

From slender white.  New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 1597

Tiniest hint of blue pleated double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

No, I cannot see the hint in this pic, nor on the flowers this year (2102) but it had been there the previous season, just a fine blue shadowing.

Aquilegia: Hint of blue pleated double

Aquilegia ex 479

Light marbled blue double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Light marbled blue double.

Aquilegia: Light marbled blue double

Aquilegia ex 2198

Light marbled blue frilly double

 

 

Light marbled blue double.

 

Aquilegia2198 marbled blue double at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 2602

2-tone marbled blue double

 

 

Large-flowered marbled blue double.

New for 2015  Sold out 2015

Aquilegia ex 2220

Hint of a tint of marbled blue double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Started usual types of doubles then became quite stellata-y and Barlow-like.

Aquilegia2220 marbled blue double at Touchwood

Aquilegia2220 marbled blue double at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 948

Barlow type of marbled blue double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Marbled blue full double with green sepals

Aquilegia ex 2327

Barlow type of marbled blue double

Sorry, sold out 2015

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Aquilegia  marbled blue double at Touchwood

Aquilegia ex 2729

Marbled blue double

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 2123

Marbled blue-purple double

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 2507

2-tone marbled blue double

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 738

Marbled blue double

Aquilegia: Marbled blue double

Marbled blue full double with green sepals.Like all marbled blues, even these dark colours may be selected as soon as they germinate, just discard any with purple in the leaf stem.

Aquilegia: Marbled blue double

Aquilegia ex 2191
Denim blue double

 

 

Aquilegia 2191 denim double

Aquilegia ex 2540
Marbled blue double

May have golden-leaved genes in it.

New for 2015.

 

Aquilegia ex 2679
Marbled blue pleated double

 

New for 2015.

 

Aquilegia ex 2292
Denim blue double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia 2292 denim double

Aquilegia 2292 denim double

Aquilegia ex 2564
Denim purpley double

 

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex XAN
Denim blue double

 

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 742

Good blue double

Sorry, sold out 2015

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

A particularly good shade of blue, very vibrant and extremely floriferous.

Aquilegia: Good blue double
Aquilegia: Good blue double

Aquilegia ex 1804

Good blue pleated double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

A good shade of blue, strong self-sown plant.

 

Aquilegia: Good blue pleated double

Aquilegia ex 1634

2-tone blue frilly double

Well scented, from a similar parent. 2' / 60-70cms

 

Aquilegia: 2-tone blue frilly double

Aquilegia ex 1417 indigo double

Sorry, pic looks purple!

 

Aquilegia: Indigo double

Aquilegia ex X85

Indigo double

 

New for 2015

 

Aquilegia ex 2201

large indigo pleated double

Nice large flowers.

 

Aquilegia 2201 indigo pleated in the National Collection.

Aquilegia ex 1499

Indigo pompom double

Bound to be popular!

 

SOLD OUT 2015

Aquilegia: Indigo pompom double

Aquilegia ex 1224

Deep indigo full double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Yes, I know it's looking purple, I THINK most of it is camera 'fault' though no doubt I am also at fault as it probably depends on my mood at the time as to how I differentiate between close shades on the day that I describe them!

 

Aquilegia 1224

Aquilegia ex 1789

Indigo pompom double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia: Indigo pompom double

If a flower has at least 5 rows of petals (and 10 around in a circle) ie 50 petals minimum, I'm terming it a pompom form. Some of the very best pompoms may have up to 10 rows …100 petals!

Aquilegia: Indigo pompom double

Aquilegia ex 2504

Indigo frilly double  New for 2015 

Hmmm, I received this seed as Aquilegia baluchistanica, a little known species, so little known that I can find nothing about it online (!). Under this name, NARGS has an image of a very different Aquilegia, in an almost black colour rather than this indigo. And I'd never expect to see a species as a double flower, yet all the seeds in this batch came 'true' in as much as all were indigo frilly doubles flowering at about the same time. What is it? I don't know, but it's a lovely thing and I hope it proves to be long-lived.

Aquilegia ex 761

Purpley-blue pleated double

 

Aquilegia: Purply-blue pleated double

Aquilegia ex 1445

Indigo-blue double

 

 

Aquilegia 1445 indigo double

Aquilegia ex 1013

Slatey-blue double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Aquilegia 1013 slatey-blue double

Aquilegia 1013 slatey-blue double

Aquilegia ex 2674

Slatey purple-indigo double

 

 New for 2015 

Aquilegia ex 878

Sold out 2015

Blue spiky  double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

  

Aquilegia 878 spiky double

Aquilegia ex f5

Indigo-purple double  ... yes, the 2 pics show how the camera and conditions affects the colour on the same plant!

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 Aquilegia indigo-purple double

Aquilegia indigo-purple double

Aquilegia ex 2362

Blue 2-tone purple frilly double

 

yet another 2 pics to show how cameras can 'lie' about colours!

 Aquilegia 2362 2tonepurple frilly double

Aquilegia 2362 2tonepurple frilly double

Aquilegia ex 2590

Purpley 2-tone double

 

 New for 2015 

Aquilegia ex 1504

Purple double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Good purple colour in the popular pleated double form.

Aquilegia: Purple double

Aquilegia ex XANS

Purple double

Good purple colour

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex1866

Dark purple full double

Large flowers on a shorter plant, from a double, dark crimson flower that had yellow inside.

 

Aquilegia: Dark purple, full double

Aquilegia ex 1743

2-tone purple double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Good purple colour and some scent.

Yes, the flower looks single …

 

Aquilegia ex 1537

Green-tipped purple Barlow type

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Nice dark shade.

Aquilegia 1537 green-tipped purple Barlow

Aquilegia ex 2216

Small, nearly-black double, lighter inside

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a red & yellow double , the lighter colour inside the petals could be yellow genes....

Aquilegia 2216 small nearly black double, lighter inside 

Aquilegia ex 2589

Dark, shading to light, double

 

 

 New for 2015 

Aquilegia ex 2407

Black double, lighter inside

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

The creaminess inside suggests yellow genes from its red & yellow double mother. 

SOLD OUT 2015

Aquilegia black double, lighter inside 

Aquilegia ex 1250

Black double, was single

 

This bell-shaped flower was a single in its first year, now it's double.... but I've no photos of that form, sorry.

 

 New for 2015 

Aquilegia 2002

Black pleated double

Surprise seedling from an apricot-pink & yellow mother plant!

Whenever I use the word black I mean the deepest crimson that verges on black, although some may be slightly different shades and tones, they will all be satisfyingly dark, and very handsome. Cameras can never catch the depth of colour in these flowers …unless taken against a light background …then it can be overdone!

Aquilegia: Black pleated double

Now let's discover the current Touchwood range of seeds from BICOLOURED DOUBLES.

Here the second colour is always white (or creamy)
The table that follows this one, of the Connoisseur's Choice range, include many bicoloured plants with yellow as the second colour.

The list starts pinks, reds then blues, purples to black.

Aquilegia ex 1754

palest pink & white pleated double

 

 

Palest pink and creamy white. From one described as 'creamy yellow' came these striking pleated doubles. I grew several and all were the same so hopefully you, too, should get a good proportion (or all) similar ones. Note the plant stems have little or no purple in them, and are more '2-tone' than 'bicoloured'.

 Aquilegia: Palest pink and white pleated double

Aquilegia ex 2228

Large pale pink & creamy pleated double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

The creaminess is quite yellow to start with.. From 1383 large blue & white.

Aquilegia2228 large pale pink & creamy double 

Aquilegia ex 1999

Pale pink & creamy hybrid, becoming double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

A wonderful pale pink & creamy white with longish spurs than then produced double flowers. This is a hybrid of 'Elegant Ruby' x a pink & yellow double. Therefore the next, f2, generation will likely be very variable including golden leaved ones.

Aquilegia: Pale pink & creamy hybrid, becoming double

Aquilegia ex 1630

Pale pink & white hybrid, double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sister to the above. This is a hybrid of 'Elegant Ruby' x a pink & yellow double. Therefore the next, f2, generation will likely be very variable including golden leaved ones.

Aquilegia: Pale pink & white hybrid, double

Aquilegia ex 1640

Pale pink & white double

Seedling from a pink & yellow double, selfed.

Aquilegia: Pale pink & white double

Aquilegia ex 1837

Pale pink & white pleated double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

A seedling from 'Strawberry Icecream' that is a lighter pink.

Aquilegia: Pale pink & white pleated double

Aquilegia ex 1378

Late pink & white double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Besides being generally enchanting, this plant has another big benefit, it flowers rather later than most vulgaris, so extends the season. Let's see what the offspring offer.

Aquilegia ex 1171

Lilac-pink & creamy-white double

Seedling from aquilegia 'Flamboyant'

Aquilegia 1171 lilac pink & creamy double

Aquilegia 1171 lilac pink & creamy double 

Aquilegia ex XANPK

Pink & white double

 SOLD OUT 2015

 New for 2015 

Aquilegia ex 1945

Pink & white pleated double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Seedling from aquilegia 'Flamboyant'

Aquilegia ex X55FF

Pink & white double

 

 

 New for 2015 

Aquilegia ex 1624

Pink & white pleated double

 From a ruby & creamy yellow double and looks far better than the photo shows!

Aquilegia: Pink & white pleated double

Aquilegia ex 2092

Pink &  creamy double

From a pink & yellow apricot double. 

Aquilegia 2092 pink & creamy double
 

Aquilegia ex 2305

Pink & white (starts creamy) double

Aquilegia 2235 pink & creamy double

Aquilegia 2235 pink & creamy double 

Aquilegia ex 2605

Pink &  creamy double

 New for 2015

From a blushed yellow double, but also has some Barlow genes in.... exciting!

Aquilegia ex 1720

Pink & creamy white small double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Goodness knows the parent plant …I rescued this from my sales table because I couldn't bear to part with it!

 Aquilegia1720 pink creamy small double

Aquilegia ex 875

Pink & white stripy double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia: Pink and white stripy double

Pink and white spiky quilled striped double.

Aquilegia: Pink and white stripy double

Aquilegia ex 1345

Pink & white loose stellata

Again a very variable flower. This grows next to 1329 (below) and both look good there, as seen in this photo of them both together:Aquilegia 1345 and 1329 loose variable doubles

Aquilegia 1345 loose variable doubles 

Aquilegia ex 1329

Pink & white stripy loose stellata

Voluptuous variable variety, very valuable!

 

This, and the above, are 2 of the most sought-after ones when people see them flowering in the garden!

Aquilegia: Pink & white stripy loose stellata

Aquilegia ex 1296

Dark pink & white  double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

The white starts creamy.

Aquilegia 1296 dark pink & white double 

Aquilegia ex X55DKPKWH

Dark pink & creamy white  double

The white starts beautifully creamy.

 

 New for 2015 

Aquilegia ex 1623 ruby & white pleated double

From a ruby & creamy double.

Aquilegia: Ruby and white pleated double

Aquilegia ex 1622
Ruby & white pleated double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sister to the above, from a ruby & creamy double.

Aquilegia: Ruby and white pleated double

Aquilegia ex 1759
Red and white double

This is a hybrid seedling of either 'Elegant Ruby' x ecalcarata OR 613 x ? yes, I muddled up the labels on 2 crosseds so it's one or the other!!!! Doesn't 'look' like either set of parents is likely, but that's aquilegias for you! I assume the next generation will guide me to know which cross it was!

Aquilegia: Red and white double

Aquilegia ex 1642

Red & creamy doubleAquilegia: Red & creamy double

 

Opening creamy yellow than aging just about white. This is a hybrid seedling of a 'William Guiness' double form x ecalcarata , let's find out what traits offspring have!

Note I also crossed the same mother with a pink & yellow double, which gave similar effect. Strange..see below

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia: Red & creamy double

Aquilegia ex 1816

Red & creamy doubleAquilegia: Red & creamy double

 

Opening creamy yellow than aging just about white. This is a hybrid seedling of a 'William Guiness' double form x a pink & yellow double , let's find out what traits offspring have!

I'm hoping for more yellow in some of the f2 generation.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia: Red & creamy double

Aquilegia ex 1839

Ruby & white double

 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia 1839 red & white double 

Aquilegia ex 1459

Crimson & white double

Crimson & white double.

Sold out 2015

Aquilegia: Crimson and white double

Aquilegia ex X5RWHD

 

Red & white double

Crimson & white double.

 New for 2015   Sold out 2015


Aquilegia ex 2597

 

Ruby & white frilly double

From a pink stellata, so expect surprises.

 New for 2015 

Aquilegia ex 2226

Ruby & white double


Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets
From a similarly flowered parent that had gold leaves, so there may be some golden leaved forms in your offspring! In fact I'm unsure if this had golden leaves or not (!) as later in the season it can be hard to be sure ine way or the other. Aquilegia reby & white double 

Aquilegia ex 2570

Dark pink-red & white stripey  double

 

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 1458

White-edged ruby quilled double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

 

Aquilegia 1458 red & white double 

Aquilegia ex 330

Ruby & white Barlowish

Sold out 2015

Complete with stripes!

Aquilegia ex 1161

Crimson & white  stripey double

 

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 2575

Darkest crimson & white  quilled double, white inside

 

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex

Blue & white doubles mixed

Be aware, this is likely to be the sort of seedlist I can offer in a  a few years' time, just mixes of certain colours, not individual types from different parents.

Aquilegia blue & white double 

Aquilegia ex 2451

Good-blue & white double

 

 A particularly good, lighter blue, is teamed with white in this pleated double. 

 

  New for 2015 

Aquilegia ex 1150

Light-faced large indigo double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

quilegia large indigo double with a light face 

quilegia large indigo double with a light face 

Aquilegia ex 1700

Large blue and white double.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Large blue and white double.

From a large blue & white double x red & white long-spurred, so expect surprises from these seeds!.

 

Aquilegia ex 2596

Large blue & white double

 

 From 1633 

 

  New for 2015 

ex 1457

Blue and white double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Blue and white double.

Seedling from 'Flamboyant', so expect varied offspring.

Aquilegia ex 1320

Large blue-&-white double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

SOLD OUT 2015

Aquilegia 1320 large blue & white double 

Aquilegia 1320 large blue & white double 

Aquilegia ex 1801

Blue and white double.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Self-sown!.

Aquilegia ex 1777

Large blue & white double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

These HUGE blooms started double then became single late in the season. Great buds!

Aquilegia ex 1298

Large indigo and white double.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Admittedly, most flowers are singles......

Aquilegia 1298 large indigo & white double 

Aquilegia ex 2334

Indigo and white double.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

  Aquilegia 2334  indigo & white double 

Aquilegia ex 821

Indigo and white full double

 

BUY WHILE YOU CAN, THE PARENT PLANT HAS NOW DIED

Extraordinary, floriferous amazing indigo and white (starts creamy) double.

Indigo and white full double

After 2 years of selling these seeds, I suddenly realised: it's indigo & white not blue & white!

Aquilegia ex 1633

Blue and white double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Blue and white double, starts creamy. It was a HUGE plant in it's first flowering year (2012) and wowed everyone who saw it.

Seedling from 821 (indigo & creamy double) x a pink & yellow double, so expect varied offspring.

MOST AMAZING

Aquilegia ex 1818

Indigo & white double

longer blades

Indigo and white double from my slender white single. Very different and exciting.

Aquilegia ex 1509

indigo & white double

Indigo and white double, ex 'Flamboyance'!

Slightly variable, a pleated double that may give stripy flowers.

Aquilegia ex 1618

Indigo & white double

From a pompom form.

Aquilegia ex 1636

Indigo & white double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a red & white double …let's hope for exciting variation from this one!

Aquilegia ex 1863

Indigo & white full double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From 821 x pink & yelow early double. Now, it looks like I didn't actually list this online least year, so although they are last year's seeds, it is the first year of availability! I'm sure this would have sold out otherwise.

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 2655

Variable indigo & white double

 

 Exciting stripiness!

 

  New for 2015   Sold out 2015

Aquilegia ex 2666

Stripey indigo & white double

 

 Good full double.

 

  New for 2015 

Aquilegia ex 1861

Dark indigo & white pleated double


 

A little darker than 821, more an indigo-black colour, and has some stripiness on some flowers, see left.

Seedling from 821 (indigo & creamy double) x a pink & yellow double, so expect varied offspring.

Aquilegia ex 2375

Indigo-purple & creamy-white double

Lost the label so unknown parentage, started double but later flowers all single: 

Aquilegia 2375 Indigo-purple & creamy double-single 

Aquilegia 2375 Indigo-purple & creamy double-single 

Aquilegia ex 1628

Large indigo-purple & white double

Huge, open double flowers. From a large blue & white double x red & white long-spurred, one of it's sisters is below, No. 1741

 

Aquilegia 1628 huge Indigo-purple & white double 

Aquilegia ex X65PIW

Indigo-purple & white double

Oops no pic, but I selected a photo of a very similar one.

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 1741

Large indigo-purple & white double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Huge, open double flowers. From a large blue & white double x red & white long-spurred, so expect surprises from these seeds!

Aquilegia Ex 889

Unusual purple-blue & white double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Surprise seedling from a cream & apricot, and it's scented.

Aquilegia ex 1030

Purple & white double

 

A sort-of Barlow, stripey flower, which always attracts a lot of attention.

Aquilegia ex 2231

Striped indigo-purple double

Two people visiting the Collection reckoned this to be the BEST aquilegia of them all... they saw it in its single form, wonder what they'd have thought when it became a variable double: Aquilegia 2231 striped purple & white double at Touchwood National Collection

Aquilegia ex 1654

Purple & creamy double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a delicate black & white double.

Aquilegia ex 686

Purple & white double

Aquilegia 686 purple & white double at Touchwood National Collection

Aquilegia 686 purple & white double 

Aquilegia ex 2366

Black & creamy inside double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Either I was colour-blind when I described this else in real life this is a far darker ruby than it looks (!). 

Aquilegia 2366 black, creamy inside double 

Aquilegia ex 1179

Delicate black & white double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a large lilac & white double.

Aquilegia ex 1005

Black & white double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Varying from black & white to white-edged black ,double.

Aquilegia ex 2293

Black & white double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

self-sown son of 1005, above. Very similar indeed.

Aquilegia 2293 black & white double 

Aquilegia ex 2535

Black & white quilled double

New for 2015

Beautifully quilled (curled back) petals from a Barlow type.

Aquilegia ex 1181

Black & white double

Sometimes stripy.

Aquilegia ex 1649

Purple-black & creamy double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Part of my breeding program, the father plant was a pink & yellow, so I hope for more yellow in some offspring, as well as variation in the darker colour that it's paired with, here a purpley-black shade. 

Aquilegia 1649 purpley-black & creamy-white double 

Aquilegia ex 1648

Ruby-black & creamy double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Brother to above, this has a ruby-black rather than a purple-black colour. Yes the yellowness fades as flower matures.

Aquilegia 1648 ruby-black & creamy-white double 

Aquilegia ex 2315

Black & white pleated double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From a burgundy & yellow double.

Aquilegia 2315 black & white double 

Now let's look at the  Aquilegia vulgaris f. stellata or star forms.

Also known as clematis-flowered, which is what I'll use for not-all-vulgaris-genes ones

Aquilegia ex stellata whiteAquilegia: White stellata

Aquilegia: White stellata

Stellata form, white. One of the unusual star or clematis-flowered forms. Do grow them in your garden and amaze your friends. 'Can those REALLY be aquilegias??!!' YES!!!

Aquilegia: White stellata

Aquilegia ex 1494

Stellata grey-white

Aquilegia: Stellata grey-white

Well not exactly grey but a greeny creamy white that isn't as bright at the usual white sort. Has a special charm, due, I think, to the long curved stem from which the flower hangs. Mother plant was an unusual lilac double.

Aquilegia: Stellata grey-white

Aquilegia ex 2013

White not-stellata!

Well, I've put this with the stellatas, as that's the shape, but look, it has spurs on the flowers! Mother plant was a marbled blue Barlow type. Let's find out what the offspring look like.

Aquilegia: White Aquilegia: White

Aquilegia ex wall

Stellata pale pink

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Delicate colouring 

Aquilegia pale pink stellata form 

Aquilegia ex 1740

Pink variable clematis flowered

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From 'Flamboyant'

Aquilegia: Pink variable clematis flowered

Aquilegia ex 2308

Stellata small pink

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia small pink stellata 

Aquilegia 2304 small pink stellata 

Aquilegia ex 2608

Stellata large pink

 

New for 2015

Note, this has Barlow genes in, but also yellow-colour genes, so offspring could be very variable and interesting!

Aquilegia ex 2307

Stellata pink

(darker than Touchwood Dreamtime, found in named list) Lovely raised central area.

 

Aquilegia 2307 stellata pink 

Aquilegia 2307 stellata pink 

Aquilegia ex 1674

Ruby stellata

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

From 999, an unusual white-edged flower with long drooping blades.

Aquilegia: Ruby stellata

Aquilegia ex 1315

ruby stellata

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Love that curved flower stem!

Aquilegia: Ruby stellata

Aquilegia ex 2084

Ruby stellata

 New for 2015  Sold out 2015

Sorry, no pic, so I've given another photo (actually 2019) ... or the 2 above are all similar.

 

Aquilegia ex 2573

Marbled blue-purple stellata

New for 2015

Looks like there may be some purple in the leaf-stem.

 

Aquilegia ex 2574

Marbled purple stellata

New for 2015

Looks like there may be some purple in the leaf-stem.

 

Aquilegia ex 1787

Blue stellata variable

New for 2015

Ex 613!

 

Aquilegia ex1321

Stellata purple

From an darkish pink A. ecalcarata hybrid that looked rather like a Barlow shape.

Aquilegia ex 2537

Darkest purple stellata

New for 2015

Ex a Barlow type.

 

Aquilegia ex 2769

Deep purple stellata

New for 2015

 

 

Aquilegia ex 2572

Black stellata  (deepest ruby)

 New for 2015 

Aquilegia ex 2094

Large pale pinky yellow variable clematis-flowered/ long spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

I assume these forms (& see next entries) are hybrids of long spurred sorts with stellata-forms. In that case stellata shouldn't be used as a form, so I will use it here in a descriptive sense only! This is a seedling from 1015

Aquilegia: Large pale pinky yellow variable stellata, long spurred

Aquilegia ex 2100

Large pink & yellow variable clematis-flowered/ long spurred

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sorry, abysmal photo for a very decent plant. Floriferous, I just forgot to take pics. 

Aquilegia 2100 pink & yellow large stellata variable  

Aquilegia ex 1099

Peachy-pink stellata type

Aquilegia: Peachy-pink stellata

Peachy-pink stellata. Well that was what it was in its 1st year (right) but this year (2010) its been variable with many flowers opening out to a peachy-pink and yellow long spurred type (left)

Aquilegia: Peachy-pink stellata

The final sorts in this section are the ones with golden or variegated leaves.

Aquilegia ex 2654

White double flower, gold leaf

Gold leaf.

New for 2015  

 

Sold out 2015

Aquilegia ex 2438

Dusky pink flower, gold leaf

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Gold leaf.

Aquilegia 2438 pink, golden leaved 

Aquilegia ex 950

Marbled blue variable flower, gold leaf

Gold leaf.

Aquilegia 950 marbled blue flower, golden leaves 

Aquilegia ex XANBK

Marbled blue flower, gold leaf

Gold leaf.

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 2437

Indigo flower, gold leaf

Gold leaf.

 

Aquilegia 2437 Indigo with golden leaves 

Aquilegia ex 1613

Purple flower, gold leaf

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Gold leaf

Aquilegia 1613 purple flower gold leaf 

Aquilegia ex  2203

Black flowers, gold leaf

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sold out 2015

Gold leaf. Some flowers were single, others double.

Aquilegia 2203 black flowers, gold leaves 

Aquilegia ex  992

Black flowers, gold leaf

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Gold leaf. Some flowers were single, others double.

Aquilegia 992 black flowers, gold leaves 

Aquilegia ex  1940

Crimson & white double, gold leaf

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Gold leaf.

 

Select golden (or variegated) leaved seedlings as soon as they germinate.

Crimson & white double aquilegia at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex  2232

Black & white double, gold leaf

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Gold leaf.

Black & white doubleaquilegia at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 1305

Variegated leaf, white double

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Variegated leaf

 

Aquilegia 1305 white double variegated leaf 

Aquilegia ex 1167

Variegated leaf, light pink

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Variegated leaf

 

Aquilegia ex 2538

Variegated leaf,  pink stellata

 New for 2015 

Variegated leaf

 

Aquilegia ex 989

Variegated leaf, marbled blue double.

 

Aquilegia marbled blue flower and variegated leaf 

~ Aquilegiachatlist

Remaining seeds from the seed exchange.
Monies raised will go to help run next year's exchange.

Spare seeds from the email interest group's seed exchange. Any monies raised helps to fund the exchange by contributing to postage and packaging costs.

Just order as: aquilegiachatlist and the description given below. If you don't say aquilegiachatlist then I won't be able to find them! Choose from these:

light blue vulgaris ;           tall pale pink pale yellow medium spur

dark clementine;               white double;                short plum double

silver white pompom;           single yellow;           single pink / green

yellow long spur;      pale yellow chrysanthsa;      dark purple shaggy

tall double purple and white and pink and white frillies

purple/white long spur;      white pleat;    white clematiflora;     5' purple medium spur

OR CHOOSE 10 for 10 incl postage. It should be some of the ones listed and other donations (not listed, as Touchwood lists them above) …you'll have to be surprised!

Carrie, Just a quick note to let you know that I received my seed order last week and promptly got them stratified this past weekend. Thanks again for offering these seeds and dealing with my order in a prompt and efficient manner. I look forward to seeing the outcome of this purchase in 2011. Best regards, Jonathan Thompson, Canada 'Dear Carrie, you have done it again. You have infected me with the severest form of aquilegia fever. Here is my order for this year. A. Volkenborn, Germany. 'Coming to your website is always a feast for the eyes especially right now in the dead of winter. Blessings and thanks,'Maureen Smith, Ontario, Canada 'A big thank you for the wonderful aquilegias that we have in our garden now following the acquisition of your seeds last year. They are quite splendid and thriving in spite of the weather and the North Yorkshire climate. Kindest regards, Mike Holden. 2012 I was so overwhelmed by those exiting aquilegias you sell, that I ordered almost all just double ones. However I overlooked those more elegant ones, singles and maybe fragrants as well. I felt very sad, because I thought that I had to wait another year to make a new order. And then to wait another year to see them in bloom. That's much too long. So I decided to make another order this year. ;-) Reinhard Oberleitner, Austria

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Leave the choice to me and get 10 packets of aquilegia seeds for £12 INCLUDING UK POST & PACKING (overseas: usual shipping minus £1)
Your selection will include at least one packet of a mix, and several different doubles. 10 packets of YOUR OWN CHOICE would normally be 21 including postage. Also available for non-aquilegias.

10 packets from the Aquilegiachatlist £10

Get 10 packets of aquilegia seeds for £10 plus postage/shipping  
Your selection will be from the seeds left over from the Aquilegiachatlist seed exchange. Fresh seed from all over the world! Get something that is a bit different.

Last year's seeds

Let me choose from all my left over last year's seeds, and go for:
LUCKY FIVE £3.50 A lucky dip of 5 packs of last year's seeds TERRIFIC TWENTY £10 or FANTASTIC FORTY £15
Strictly my choice, but I won't include anything that you order at the same time, & you can choose categories you want/don't want from: annuals, biennials, perennials, trees and shrubs, alpines, bulbs, vegetables, climbers, herbs, Aquilegias, Geraniums YES, you can have JUST AQUILEGIAS if you ask. There's postage costs, and you can order this years seeds at the same time.

Requesting your help about names

As you may be aware there is great confusion in the names of Aquilegia cultivars, and as a collection holder I certainly don't wish to add to the problem! One major reason is that Aquilegias from seed may not come 'true'; due both to promiscuous bees but also due to recessive genes (so a plant 'looks' right (eg double blue & white) but has hidden genes (eg for singles, pink, white and 'not bicoloured'!).
Therefore, PLEASE do not name the plant until it has flowered and looks 'true' to its description.
MIXES: Resulting plants should not be labelled, for example, 'Touchwood Eventide' or even 'Eventide' as they will be a total mix, of some recognisable named cultivars together with un-named forms.


LABELS

Good quality white labels 30 for £1 65 for £2 Plant labelsPlant labelsPlant labels
'Invisible' green labels 20 for £1 45 for £2
'Highly visible' yellow 20 for £1 45 for £2
or mix yellow and green 20 for £1 45 for £2

Label postage:

They are relatively heavy, so, for UK, 50p per 50
(or part thereof)

*Labels sent free with plants-by-post orders

Stabilo Write-4-all permanent marker …£1.50 plus 50p postage (free postage with seed or plant order)


DVD/ VIDEO

A Guide to Aquilegias: Sowing, growing & breeding

Touchwood DVD guide to growing Aquilegia

Unique DVD / video-guide
to Granny's Bonnets

£14.99 + £2.00 UK p&p

+ free packet of Aquilegia seeds:
you can choose!

I loved your DVD makes me think like I almost KNOW you!! It was very good and informative and your yard is beautiful. Lorna, California

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  • READY RECKONER:
  • 1 packet=£2.50,
  • 2=£5,
  • 3=£7.50,
  • 4=£10,
  • 5=£12.00,
  • 6=£12,
  • 7=£14,
  • 8=£16,
  • 9=18,
  • 10=£20,
  • 11=£22,
  • 12=£24,
  • 13=£26,
  • 14=£28,
  • 15=£30,
  • 16=£30,
  • 17=£30,
  • 18=30,
  • 19=£30,
  • 20=£30,
  • 21=£31.50,
  • 22=£33,
  • 23=£34.50,
  • 24=£36,
  • 25=£337.50,
  • 26=£39,
  • 27=£40.50,
  • 28=£42,
  • 29=£43.50,
  • 30=£45,
  • 31=£46.50,
  • 32=£48,
  • .et cetera!

Yes …if you buy 4 packets, you may as well buy 6; and for anything over 10-12 packets, you will find 20 will offer very good value indeed!.   Don't forget to add any postage costs.
I always get proof of posting so that we can claim in the event of non-delivery. If you want signed-for delivery, it will cost whatever the rate is.

TO ORDER:
Email me * a list of seeds that you'd like, I'll check availability and confirm total costs with you.

PLEASE order in the order that the seeds appear in these lists, if possible, as it halves the time in preparing your order, and means I can find the seeds! Thanks. To make it easy for you, you can just put the acquisition number if you want, eg 608, although the failsafe way (in case you or I get it wrong) would be to put eg 608 pink feather duster.

*Trouble emailing? Some systems aren't compatible with this link. If so, send in your email system by putting carrie.thomas in front of @ntlworld.com to get my email address, else ring 01792-522443.

Solution GraphicsPAYMENT can be by cheque, payable to 'Touchwood Plants'. You may also choose to pay by card,which can ONLY be done through email invoicing and the Paypal secure site. Email me which seeds you want, I'll check availability, let you know total cost, and send an electronic invoice. And, yes, of course you may also use Paypal if you have an account.

OVERSEAS I am pleased to post ANYWHERE in the world. However, please will you check (online search for your customs) that what you order is ALLOWED by your customs, otherwise the seeds may be seized & destroyed. I cannot check each and every nation's rules myself, so I must leave it as your responsibility, as you will be the one who loses out if anything doesn't get through. It is easy to check that you comply rather than shed tears at any losses. For my part, I am willing to do any extra work necessary for your customs' requirements, and not charge you anything extra. eg, Norway ONLY allows 50 packets of seeds in at a time. Info about US is really good at NARGS

GUARANTEE I fully expect you to enjoy a good germination from my seeds. If that is not the case, please let me know, for either information and advice, replacement seed or a credit note. But when you do get good results …please tell your friends and let them benefit from good seed of cottage garden, rare and unusual plants at a brilliant price!!

Touchwood seeds: fully automated seed packeting system
Pouring Touchwood Aquilegia seedsCounting Touchwood Aquilegia seedsPacking Touchwood Aquilegia seeds

Stop Press November 2011:
training sessions of the next generation of machines commence

Most of Touchwood's seed is grown,
harvested & packeted here in Wales
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Seeds arrived quickly and in good condition. Thank you The aquilegia seeds I bought from you at Gardeners' World Live last year are now coming up in seed trays in my green house, and as I am relatively new to gardening it's very exciting! Everything is looking amazing, plants out and growing madly, seeds up and on the go--just fabulous thank you Congratulations on an outstanding catalogue - your seeds have superb germination. I find only Plant World comes near to you! This year my seeds germinated so well that I may end up digging up part of my lawn! Ian Miller, Galashiels Venditrice precisa e veloce. Ottima transazione!!! Immer wieder gerne. Super gelaufen! Alles super gelaufen. Danke Bin sehr zufrieden! Danke f'r die Zugabe The seeds you sent me earlier have all germinated. I shall have some to give away. Thanks, I shall recommend you to all my friends. Jan Etchells