A striking aquilegia cultivar with deep purple petals fading to white at the edges. The plant itself is relatively short lived but will self seed freely in suitable soil so will spread easily in the garden. Very well suited to wild or cottage style gardens.
Height and spread: 120 to 150 cm Height, 45 to 75 cm Spread
Common name: Granny’s bonnet
Position in the garden: Full sun, dappled shade.
Soil type: Well drained most soils.
Flowering period: April to June
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Goes well with:
Flowers - Actaea simplex Black Negligee
Grasses - Stipa tenuissima (Mexican feather grass)
Care of Aquilegia Vulgaris
Clumps can be lifted and divided every 3 to 5 years in March before growth resumes. Mulch with well rotted manure and compost in Spring.
Attractive to bees with nectar and pollen rich flowers. The large quantities of seed produced are also attractive to birds and other wildlife.