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Aquilegia vulgaris

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Starry spring blooms attract pollinating insects

Reliable and easy to grow

Ideal for cottage garden borders

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Aquilegia have been bred for every colour imaginable, but sometimes it’s good to go back to basics. The species Aquilegia vulgaris is just as pretty as many of its cultivars and well worth a place in the garden. Nodding, mauve-blue flowers crown its upright, slender stems creating an airy display that mingles beautifully with other early summer perennials.

A tough and dependable plant, you’ll find this Columbine to be hardy, reliable and easy to grow, Over the years it will self- seed and hybridize to produce plenty of new plants for plugging gaps about the garden. Perfect for attracting insects to wildlife areas or colonising woodland edges. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 45cm (18”).

Height Up to 90cm (36in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Hardy Perennial

cottage gardensalpine & rockerywildlife gardenscut flower garden

full sunsun or semi shade

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Flowering Months


1 x 1 litre potted aquilegia plant (63860)

Pot up aquilegia plants and grow them on in frost free conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. Grow aquilegias in sun or part shade in any fertile, moist, well drained soil.
Columbines hybridize readily. If seedlings are not wanted, deadhead faded aquilegia flowers to prevent them self seeding. Aquilegias dislike disturbance but overcrowded clumps may be lifted and divided in spring when necessary.Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, harmful if eaten.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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