Puriri Lane | Aquilegia vulgaris | Double White

Aquilegia vulgaris | Snowballs

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

This beautiful white Aquilegia  Snowballs has stems of nodding almost spherical white balls ... just like little snowballs on branching stems that stand proud above the blue grey divided foliage.  Aquilegia Snowballs is a upright clump forming perennial that flowers from late spring into early summer. 

Plants tend to hunker down over the winter especially in colder areas they are essentially deciduous but in milder climates we find that they can retain a small amount of foliage.

Aquilegia hybridise readily so new plants will have some variation to the parent plant.  You can actually divide Aquilegias in spring, but be aware they do resent disturbance so may take a while to settle in again before they re flower.

Flowers can be used as a cut flower in floral work.  If growing for cutting, you may wish to treat these as a bienniel rather than a perennial and plant fresh plants each season and self sown prodigy are often not identical to the parent due to cross pollination.  For the longest vase life, flowers should be harvested early in their flowering cycle before they drop any petals. There are many, many varieties to choose from that are great for cutting and you can see more of our Aquilegias here

Aquilegias are happy in full sun to partial shade in average, medium moisture but do require a well-drained position as they seriously dislike wet feet, but conversely, they do not like the soil to dry out, so mulching will help retain moisture over the hotter summer months. 

Having white flowers the sun can burn them so we feel the best conditions are really partial shade. Plants will self sow but if other Aquilegias are nearby you can find some interesting new plants popping up but that's what we love about Aquilegias.

You can find more beautiful Aquilegias from our collection here.

Please note that contact with the sap can irritate sensitive skins.


Perennial | Hardy

Height with flower stems to 60cm x 30cm Wide

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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