Granny's bonnet

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Ruby Port'

Granny's bonnet - Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata  'Ruby Port'

Common Name: Granny's bonnet
Genus: Aquilegia
Species: vulgaris var. stellata
Cultivar: 'Ruby Port'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A popular plant among garden designers this lovely grannys bonnet has beautiful fully double spur-less burgundy flowers in late spring above ferny green leaves. The rich deep red flowers look particularly lovely with fountainous grasses or with traditional cottage garden flowers. This plant is happiest in soil that retains moisture over the summer. It is quite short-lived but self-seeds freely though it rarely becomes a nuisance.

  • 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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