Granny's bonnet

Aquilegia caerulea

Granny's bonnet - Aquilegia caerulea

Common Name: Granny's bonnet
Genus: Aquilegia
Species: caerulea

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering 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.




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