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Unknown plant which has changed colour

Observed: 23rd May 2012 By: chook4
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Description:

This plant first appeared in my garden last year and I have no idea what it is. I am now worried that i have upset it by moving it from the shady spot in my garden to a patch that has slighty more sun because it has suddenly started to change colour from light green to a purple tint. What is this plant and is this a normal? I am keen to keep it as it is really pretty when it pops up and starts to unfurl itself in spring.

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Species with which Columbine (Aquilegia) interacts

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KelsaeJohn's picture

Aquilegia's

Yes, I think you probably have upset them, partly because they prefer a semi-shaded position and partly because they don't take too kindly to being moved. Hope this helps

Regards

John

GrizzledBadger's picture

your Aquilegia is probably

your Aquilegia is probably reacting to the change in light intensity, & poss to being moved; root disturbance.

Brock

chook4's picture

oh dear. i had to move it

oh dear. i had to move it because it was being swamped by other plants. Will it survive or are they very sensitive? Thanks for your help

GrizzledBadger's picture

Should survive, tough as old

Should survive, tough as old boots.

Brock

chook4's picture

Thank goodness! Thank you all

Thank goodness! Thank you all for your help and identification. I-spot is clearly the place to be. I can now look forward to seeing this lovely plant flower. Fingers crossed.

KelsaeJohn's picture

Aquilegia's

Yes they're tough, but, I would just add it depends on when you moved them/it. If you have done it very recently, they might struggle. Best to do it when they first break the ground - or late in summer, after flowering.