Granny's bonnet

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Nora Barlow'

Granny's bonnet - Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata  'Nora Barlow'

Common Name: Granny's bonnet
Genus: Aquilegia
Species: vulgaris var. stellata
Cultivar: 'Nora Barlow'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, Red, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Masses of pompom like pale green and rose red flowers in late spring and early summer above deeply divided fern-like leaves. This charming columbine is guaranteed to create a startling mid border display for a moist well-drained site. Although short lived if grown in isolation the plant self seeds freely producing seedlings that are true to type.

  • 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.




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