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To buy 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. As expected, these seeds are collected from fewer mother plants this year as I need to cut back my workload.

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 species and named cultivars from Touchwood
There are 3 other aquilegia seedlist pages to visit:

Species and Named Cultivars

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

You should always have at least 25 seeds/packet often many more, it depends on the generosity of the plant or plants. NOTE I find species Aquilegia notoriously difficult to 'come true', but its worth trying!

Aquilegia ex 1247 scarlet & yellow species type

Let's start the species list with unknown or unconfirmed species …not wanting to mislead and wrongly label, I offer packets of seeds from these parent plants.

NEW for 2015

Aquilegia ex 1471 red and yellow species type double

Aquilegia red and yellow species type double

Here we have a 'natural' double form of the above type.

Aquilegia red and yellow species type double

~Aquilegia ex bertolonii

Full sized flowers on diminutive plants …look closely at the photo on the right, you are seeing the whole plant …see the black rim of the pot?

Aquilegia bertolonii

ex Aquilegia buergeriana 'Calimero'

 

These dainty maroon-&-mustard beauties are only about 4-6" tall in flower (10-15cms). Perhaps you can raised bed or pot if they would be lost in your garden.

These will flower and flower, then flower a little more!

VERY special  indeed

 New for 2015

Aquilegia ex chrysantha

and A chrysantha cultivars mixed from last year, double-sized packets

Hi Carrie …Yesterday I sat in my very small garden and thought 'I wonder if I can get some yellow aquilegia? … …good grief I am completely and utterly blown away by your website. Absolutely fantastic and so inspiring and the answer is obviously yes!! So here's my list …'Anne Laney, Berkshire

Well named- as chrysantha means yellow. These have totally 'stolen the show' for me during their long flowering season.

Aquilegia chrysantha

Seeds from long-lived cultivars in my garden.

Aquilegia chrysanthaAquilegia chrysantha
Aquilegia ex chaplinei (I think)
  Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets
 A shortish long-spurred yellow aquilegia with delicate leaves and flowers held on a stem that rises at an angle rather than vertically.  Interestingly there is discussion as to whether this species should just be a smaller form of A chrysantha.

    

aquilegia chaplinei 

Aquilegia ex coerulea

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Huge clear-blue and white flowers

Spelling also can be Aquilegia caerulea.

Aquilegia coerulea caerulea at Touchwood 

ex Aquilegia ecalcarata hybrid from 'Elegant Ruby' x ecalcarata   Very floriferous

Aquilegia ecalcarata hybrid

This one will definitely throw different offspring. The mother parent was a golden leaved ruby single, and the father was A. ecalcarata. ALL offspring of this cross looked the same, all having the habit, size and look of A. ecalcarata, however the flowers are a good dark shade and have spurs. The next (f2) generation should be extremely interesting …I'm looking for the golden leaved sorts. There is also likely to be variation in colour, flower shape, time of flowering, heights etc etc AND new genes from any crossing done by the bumble-bees!

Note, I was wrong, so far all offspring have looked surprisingly similar! See entries below. All are early flowering plants.Aquilegia ecalcarata hybrid 

ex Aquilegia 2170 ecalcarata hybrid, blue-purple

 

Seedling from the 'Aquilegia ecalcarata hybrid' above. This time in a blue-purple colour.

Aquilegia 2170 ecalcarata hybrid 

ex Aquilegia 2255 ecalcarata hybrid, purple double

 

Seedling from the 'Aquilegia ecalcarata hybrid' above.

 

Rather special  New for 2015

ex Aquilegia 2530 ecalcarata hybrid, almost black, some doubling

 

Spurred seedling from the 'Aquilegia ecalcarata hybrid' above.

New for 2015

ex Aquilegia ecalcarata bicolor type

I bought this in bud at the HPS AGM. What a surprise, I've never seen a bicoloured ecalcarata! Look at the dark buds against the lighter flowers, exquisite!Effect is strongest as it opens, then becomes more of a 2-tone effect. Very sweet and desirable.

New for 2015

Pink clematis-flowered ecalcarata hybrid
ex 1888 1989 1990
2' /60cms

Aquilegia ecalcarata: Pink clematis-flowered

From one similar to the above, came all these rather taller, 24-30" (60-75cms) plants all looking remarkably the same.
Note 1890 is slightly darker than 1888 and 1889 (see comparative photo lhs), ask for which you want.

These are probably very similar to A. 'Apple Blossom'

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia ecalcarata: Pink clematis-flowered

Aquilegia ex  flabellata
'Ministar'

This should make many of you happy... it is one that I have had little seed for a time. Now I have more seed from 2 happy plants, first come first served.

6-10"  15-25cms

 

Aquilegia flabellata 'Ministar'

 Aquilegia ex oxysepala

Another species Aquilegia with maroon and mustard flowers. Nold, in his Columbine monograph, states: "This species, which differs from A. buergeriana in its strongly hooked spurs and barely exerted stamens, grows to 80cm".

 

A must-have.

Aquilegia oxysepala from Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex ?xpuyearanaLast year's seeds, so double-sized packetsAquilegia ex xpuyearana?

 

I was thrilled to be given seeds of this hybrid to try, and really like the resulting plants, both were rather short, say 12'/ 35cms with slightly-purpley-red with yellow long-spurred flowers. I read in 'Columbines' monograph that A xpuryearana is from a crossing of A. hinckleyana and A. Canadensis. Also known as 'Blazing Star Columbine', they should be red & yellow but I'm unsure about their usual height. Mine don't seem to be as bright red, nevertheless they make handsome plants.

Aquilegia x puyearana ?

Aquilegia ex viridiflora

Olive and chocolate. Beautiful. Scented.

I love it.

New for 2015   Sold out 2015

Aquilegia ex viridiflora hybrid 1774

Rather unusual slatey-purple shades in this hybrid of viridiflora. Untried yet from seed …

Auilegia viridiflora hybrid

Aquilegia ex viridiflora hybrid 2154

Another rather unusual slatey-purple shades in this hybrid of viridiflora. Untried yet from seed …

Love those long spurs.

 

Aquilegia ex vulgaris

Our British native, from which all the cultivars have been derived. Blue single flowers.

SORRY …no seed offered as I cannot be sure it is true, BUT I have PLENTY of seed to buy collected from several blue flowered plants which may or may not be true to the wild type, for those visit the described aquilegia page..

 

Aquilegia ex 'Alaska'

which itself is an f1 hybrid, so these are open-pollinated f2 seeds.

White long-spurred.

Expect variation in offspring from this f1 hybrid.

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 'Arizona'

which itself is an f1 hybrid, I believe, so these are open-pollinated f2 seeds.

Arizona is a pink & yellow long-spurred.

Expect variation in offspring from this f1 hybrid.

 Aquilegia state series 'Arizona' at Touchwood collection

Aquilegia ex Biedermeier

ruby & white

That's different: upwardly facing flowers on this short plant. No need to tip this chins of these beauties, they gaze up at you.

Aquilegia Biedermeier at Touchwood Swansea seeds to buy 

Aquilegia ex Biedermeier

indigo-purple & white

This range is 8-15 inches tall usually (20-30cms).

Aquilegia ex Biedermeier

light marbled blue

Never seen this colour in Biedermeier before! 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 'Black Barlow'

Sold out 2015

The blackest colour and the strangest flower. Mystical.

Aquilegia 'Black Barlow'

Aquilegia ex 'Blue Barlow'

Lovely spiky blue flowers. Collect the whole Barlow range, they are such good value in the garden.

Aquilegia 'Blue Barlow'

Aquilegia ex 'Bluebird'

'Bluebird' is one of the f1 songbird series, therefore will not come true from seed. However, you should get some really lovely offspring. 'Bluebird' itself is short (8-12'/ 20-35cms), and I found it rather difficult to keep during its first winter, only a greenhouse plant made it in 2011-12.

Aquilegia 'Bluebird'

Aquilegia ex 'Blue Fountain'

Like a white-flowered aquilegia, you can select seedlings as soon as they geriminate: ones with any purple hue in the leaf stems are not correct colour.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Sorry, sold out 2015

Aquilegia 'Blue Fountain'

A marbled-bluey-purple double clematis-flowered form. Introduced by Touchwood, and causes quite a stir, as no-one appears to have seen anything quite like it. Sorry, marbling doesn't show up in the picture!

Featured in my 'Six of the best Aquilegias' in Gardeners' World magazine, May 2007
Aquilegia 'Blue Fountain'

Aquilegia Clementine Series

ex rose

Seed from the rose coloured form.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia Clementine Series

ex red

Seed from the red coloured form.

New for 2015

Aquilegia Clementine Series

ex white

Seed from the white form.

I think it looks like a waterlily.

Aquilegia clementine white at Touchwood 

ex 'Crimson Star' syn 'Rotstern'

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Crimson and white bicoloured, large-flowered, long-spurred hybrid. Amazing in bloom!

Aquilegia 'Crimson Star'
Aquilegia 'Crimson Star'

ex 'Double Rubies'

Aquilegia and catmint at the national botanic garden of wales

There are 3 quite similar crimson/ruby Barlow-type of aquilegias: this is 'Double Rubies' and there is also 'Ruby Port' and 'Bordeaux Barlow'. They look good here (LHS) en masse with Nepeta (catmint) at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia 'Double Rubies' 

Aquilegia ex 'Elegance'

Aquilegia ex 'Elegance'

 

Amazingly elegant and graceful in growth, one of my favourites. Each flower perfectly poised on a dark coloured stem.

Bred by Touchwood,'and introduced in 2008

Gold leaf, with a 'black' flower …the 'William Guiness' colour. Offspring can be selected at seedling stage for golden leaves.

Aquilegia ex 'Elegance'

Aquilegia ex 'Heavenly Blue'

'Sky Blue'  'Blue Dream'

Aquilegia 'Heavenly Blue'

 

Known by all three names. Deservedly popular.
Sky-blue and white, large-flowered, long-spurred hybrid.


A clear sky blue.  RECOMMENDED

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

 

Aquilegia 'Heavenly Blue'

Aquilegia ex 'Green Apples'Aquilegia 'Green Apples'

 

Another Barlow sort, introduced by Plant World. A white Barlow flower but the buds and young flowers are a distinct green. I hope to have both this and 'White Barlow' growing together in my collection. Why don't you do the same?

The seeds are very different, black compared to 'White Barlow's greeny colour.

Aquilegia 'Green Apples'

Aquilegia ex 'Nora Barlow'Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'

 

Unusual sepaloid double where each 'petal' shades from deep old-rose-pink through cream to the green tips.

An old, beautifully and regularly formed variety. People ask can 'Nora Barlow' really be an aquilegia?

Aquilegia 'Nora Barlow'

Aquilegia ex 'Oregon'

Hmm, last time I bought this plant it was a lovely pink & yellow floriferous one (probably like Maine). This time it is a lavender & white. What is the correct name? Goodness knows, but seed will be from the plant shown.

 

 

 NOT one of the State Series as this wasn't introduced by Three Counties Nurseries.

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

An f1 hybrid, so what you will grow from these seeds WILL NOT BE 'OREGON'. Having warned you of that, hopefully you'll get a good range of garden-worthy plants.

New for 2015

Aquilegia 'Oregon' from Wyevale 1013, growing at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex Origami red & white

New for 2015

OK, finally I'm able to offer some Origami seeds. Be aware these are F1 hybrids so the offspring will NOT come true, but you should get some good and interesting offspring.

Aquilegia ex 'Red Hobbit' 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Wonderful red-& -white long spurred aquilegia. Cheerful in the garden, and attracts a lot of attention.

Aquilegia 'Red Hobbit'

Aquilegia ex 'Red Star'

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Understandably a great favourite in the garden.

Aquilegia 'Red Star'

Aquilegia 'Rose Queen'

Aquilegia 'Rose Queen'

Lovely long spurred sort in pink and white.

Aquilegia 'Rose Queen'

Aquilegia 'Ruby Port'

 

One of the ruby Barlow types.

Aquilegia ex Spring Magic Pink & white

Spring Magic is a magical range of dwarf (8-15") aquilegias that have large, long spurred flowers held just above the foliage, very lovely and well proportioned. The plant supplier called it rose and white, but I disagree …it's a pastel pink rather than a darker rose pink.

Aquilegia ex Spring Magic Pink

Aquilegia ex Spring Magic Rose & IvoryAquilegia Spring Magic rose & ivory

I love this colour combination, do you? Note in 2010: just as well I love it as this year my new 'light red and yellow' Spring Magic seedlings flowered …exactly the same shade. Different seed-houses description for the same item. Ho humm.

 

Still …they did repeat flower …making them one of the earliest AND latest flowering aquilegias in the garden!

Aquilegia Spring Magic rose & ivory

Aquilegia ex Spring Magic Blue & white

Aquilegia ex Spring Magic Blue & white

The most popular of the trio

Aqyilegia spring magic blue and white 

Aquilegia ex Spring Magic ?Navy & white

I have put ? because I assumed there was only one shade of blue available although both 'blue and white' and navy and white' may be listed. However this year, 2013, I THINK there are subtle differences between some of my plants this year and ones I've grown (still growing) as 'blue and white', so I'm listing them separately but they MAY be the same. Photos seem to show a greater difference than to my eye.(Growing conditions may also affect flower colour which is why I'm uncertain)

spring magic navy and white 

ex Spring Magic White

Aquilegia ex Spring Magic white

Lovely.

Aquilegia ex Spring Magic white

ex Spring Magic Yellow

Wasn't I lucky to find these? Another Spring Magic winner!

Aquilegia Spring Magic Yellow

ex Spring Magic Lilac & Creamy

 

New for 2015

I bought this at the RHS Cardiff show. I double-checked that it really was a Spring Magic and was told 'Oh yes, they come in all sorts of colours'. Yes, they do but I've not seen these shades before. Is it a standard Spring Magic? I cannot find other references to this colour. Perhaps a rogue? Or just misnamed? Whatever, I'll be growing from it, what about you?

ex Spring Magic Mix
from 6 parents

Aquilegia Spring Magic mix

Photo lhs captures them just about to burst into flower: one of the earliest in the garden. These 3 plants are growing in one large container.  Rhs, & below flowering in the central bed in my front gardenaquilegia spring magic at touchwood

aquilegia spring magic mix 

Aquilegia ex 'Sunshine'

Short, yellow, full double, introduced by Thompson & Morgan. 

Aquilegia 'Sunshine' 

Aquilegia ex Swan Series

Mix of seeds FROM 8 Swan series

 

Notes for this and all the Swan Series entries below:

The Swan Series is an f1 hybrid, so you will be growing the variable  f2 generation. Hopefully you'll find same/similar colours in the offspring, but expect differing habits and flower size etc.

Aquilegia Swan Series at Touchwood  

Aquilegia ex Swan Series

 Yellow 

 The Swan Series is an f1 hybrid, so you will be growing the variable  f2 generation. Hopefully you'll find same/similar colours in the offspring, but expect differing habits and flower size etc.

Syn: State Series 'Florida' 

Reference for Swan synonyms

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia Swan series at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex Swan Series

 Red & white 

 The Swan Series is an f1 hybrid, so you will be growing the variable  f2 generation. Hopefully you'll find same/similar colours in the offspring, but expect differing habits and flower size etc.

Syn: State Series 'Georgia'  

2324,2158,2274 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia Swan series at Touchwood 

Aquilegia ex Swan Series

 Burgundy & white 

 The Swan Series is an f1 hybrid, so you will be growing the variable  f2 generation. Hopefully you'll find same/similar colours in the offspring, but expect differing habits and flower size etc.

Syn: State Series 'Louisiana'

2321,2137,2138 

Aquilegia Swan Series at Touchwood Swansea 

Aquilegia ex Swan Series Vermont

 Deep mauve & white

 The Swan Series is an f1 hybrid, so you will be growing the variable  f2 generation. Hopefully you'll find same/similar colours in the offspring, but expect differing habits and flower size etc.

 

2135,2134,2136,

Aquilegia swan at Touchwood Swansea 

Aquilegia ex ? Swan Series

 2318 Pink & creamy yellow 

 The Swan Series is an f1 hybrid, so you will be growing the variable  f2 generation. Hopefully you'll find same/similar colours in the offspring, but expect differing habits and flower size etc.

I cannot find this nor the ones following to confirm they are part of the Swan series. However that is what I bought the plants as (Swan Series, mixed) so I'm listing them by MY description and their actual photo. 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia swan at Touchwood Swansea 

Aquilegia ex ? Swan Series

 2132 Mid-pink & creamy 

 The Swan Series is an f1 hybrid, so you will be growing the variable  f2 generation. Hopefully you'll find same/similar colours in the offspring, but expect differing habits and flower size etc.

I cannot find this nor the ones following to confirm they are part of the Swan series. However that is what I bought the plants as (Swan Series, mixed) so I'm listing them by MY description and their actual photo. 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia swan at Touchwood Swansea 

Aquilegia ex ? Swan Series

 2128 Dark pink &creamy

 The Swan Series is an f1 hybrid, so you will be growing the variable  f2 generation. Hopefully you'll find same/similar colours in the offspring, but expect differing habits and flower size etc.

I cannot find this nor the ones following to confirm they are part of the Swan series. However that is what I bought the plants as (Swan Series, mixed) so I'm listing them by MY description and their actual photo. 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

2128 Dark pink &creamy 

Aquilegia ex ? Swan Series

 2131 red and slightly creamy

 It is on lhs vs the usual red & white sort

I cannot find this nor the ones following to confirm they are part of the Swan series. However that is what I bought the plants as (Swan Series, mixed) so I'm listing them by MY description and their actual photo. 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

aquilegia swan at touchwood 

Aquilegia ex ? Swan Series

 2235 Dark pink & yellow 

 The Swan Series is an f1 hybrid, so you will be growing the variable  f2 generation. Hopefully you'll find same/similar colours in the offspring, but expect differing habits and flower size etc.

I cannot find this nor the ones following to confirm they are part of the Swan series. However that is what I bought the plants as (Swan Series, mixed) so I'm listing them by MY description and their actual photo. 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

aquilegia swan at touchwood 

Aquilegia ex ? Swan Series

 2193 Crimson and creamy yellow 

 The Swan Series is an f1 hybrid, so you will be growing the variable  f2 generation. Hopefully you'll find same/similar colours in the offspring, but expect differing habits and flower size etc.

I cannot find this to confirm they are part of the Swan series. However that is what I bought the plants as (Swan Series, mixed) so I'm listing them by MY description and their actual photo. 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

aquilegia swan at touchwood 

Aquilegia ex 'Tequila Sunrise'

Said to be a cultivar of A skinneri, but in his monograph Nold says 'It has the characteristic shape, in every respect, of A. formosa var. formosa.'

Slightly variable shades of orangey-red & yellow on delightfully dainty plants.

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 2798, yellow version of 'Tequila Sunrise'

 

Loved this one from a batch of true 'Tequila Sunrise', just about all yellow, just a slight blush to the sepals.

 

New for 2015

Aquilegia ex 'Touchwood Dreamtime'

Pretty pink stellata sort with cream-shading-to-green tips. Best flowers have the raised centre circle.

Name arises from an amalgamation of the name of the variegated version ('Sweet Dreams') and my interest in dreamtime / spiritual journeywork.

Named in 2010 by Touchwood

 

Aquilegia Touchwood Dreamtime 

Aquilegia ex 'Tower Light Blue'

Lovely pale marbled blue double

Aquilegia 'Tower Light Blue'

Aquilegia ex 'Virginia'

 

'Virginia' is one of the f1 State series, therefore will not come true from seed. However, you should get some really lovely offspring. 'Virginia' itself is short (8-12'/ 20-35cms), in the always-a-winner combination of blue & white. (A darker blue than 'Bluebird')

Aquilegia ex 'Virginia'

Aquilegia 'White Barlow'

New for 2015

The Barlow sorts are justifiably popular. The dense spiky flowers show up well in the garden …and the paler the colour the more outstanding it is …which makes this one very visible indeed and bound to excite comment. But will people believe it's an aquilegia?

Aquilegia 'White Barlow'

Aquilegia ex  'White Star'
Also known as 'Kristall' & 'Crystal Star'

Aquilegia kristall

Aquilegia 'White Star'

Long spurred white: dreamy, creamy blooms. Pinkiness in bud.

Note, seedlings WILL have purpleyness to their stems, unlike vulgaris whites and the other white long-spurred type that I offer.

Aquilegia 'White Star'

Aquilegia ex 'William Guiness'Aquilegia 'William Guiness'

 

Aquilegia 'William Guiness', also known as 'Magpie', such a perfectly fitting name for the (just about) black-and-white flowers. This is justifiably many people's favourite aquilegia. Do grow it if you don't already.

Featured in my 'Six of the best Aquilegias' in Gardeners' World magasine, May 2007
Aquilegia 'William Guiness'

Aquilegia Winky or Winky type ex white

 

Upward facing blooms.

The Winky Series are shorter plants, about 12" / 30cms, which look upwards at you, no need to tilt their chins to see the blooms.

Aquilegia Winky or Winky type ex very light pink

 

Upward facing blooms.

New for 2015

Aquilegia Winky or Winky type ex pink

 

Upward facing blooms.

New for 2015

Aquilegia Winky or Winky type ex lilac

 

Upward facing blooms.

New for 2015

Aquilegia Winky or Winky type ex pale marbled blue

Upward facing blooms. I love this colour!

New for 2015

Aquilegia Winky or Winky type ex purple

Upward facing blooms.

New for 2015

Aquilegia Winky or Winky type ex 2tone ruby

 

Upward facing blooms.

New for 2015

Aquilegia Winky or similar ex red & white

Upward facing blooms.

 

Last year's seeds, so double-sized packets

Aquilegia Winky or similar ex crimson & white

Upward facing blooms.

New for 2015

Aquilegia Winky came is blue and white double, it is indigo & white double

Upward facing blooms.

New for 2015

Aquilegia Winky or similar ex nearly black, white-edged

Upward facing blooms.

New for 2015

Aquilegia Winky or similar ex black & white

Upward facing blooms.

New for 2015

Aquilegia 'Woodside Blue'

Aquilegia 'Woodside Blue'

Aquilegia 'Woodside Blue'

Double indigo flowers over variegated foliage. There are new cultivars out called 'Leprechaun's Gold' and 'Lime Frost', which has the same description. Does anyone know if they are the same or otherwise how they differ? I can't find much difference, can you?

 Aquilegia vulgaris 'Woodside Blue' leaf
Aquilegia 'Woodside White'' Double white flowers, variegated leaves. Cool and lovely. '
Aquilegia 'Woodside White' 

Looking for even more inspiration? Robert Hock's Aquilegia video on YouTube shows many named forms, visit and enjoy the show!

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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.


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  • 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
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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