Common Name: Granny's bonnet
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.30 m (30 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Blue|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: May & June|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
This variety of columbine has pretty pale blue flowers which make a fine display during the late spring. Sturdy stems carry sprays of some 5-10 blooms each shaped with elegant long spurs in blue and contrasting ivory coloured trumpet. Happy in either full sun or light shade this plant will prove a welcome nectar point for bees and butterflies.
- Garden care: Remove spent flowers to prevent seed production if no new plants are wanted. Plants are sometimes short-lived so may need to be replaced every two to three years. Contact with sap may cause irritation.
Aquilegia 'Schneekonigin' (syn. Snow Queen)