Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nivea'
Common Name: Granny's bonnet
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.90 m (90 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.45 m (45 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: White|
|Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/Silver||Flowering Period: May & June|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Pure white flowers are held above greyish green foliage in late spring and early summer. This vigorous variety looks lovely planted in a sunny border alongside blue and pink flowering plants. A popular and easy-to-grow cottage garden plant it prefers a soil that retains moisture over the summer.
- Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in early spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the plant. Divided specimens may take some time to establish since they don't like having their roots disturbed. Contact with the sap may cause skin irritation