Botanical Name: Aquilegia vulgaris
Sweet Columbine or Granny's Bonnet, as it is popularly known, is a splendid early flowering border plant. A 'must' in a cottage garden, it is an excellent cut flower. A hardy perennial, flowers year after year in sun or partial shade.
Plant Height: 60cm
|How To Grow
Plant seeds 5mm (quarter-inch) deep in seed box or punnet and transplant when 5-7cm (2-3in) tall, 30-40cm (12-16in) apart. Water regularly in dry weather and use a mulch of grass clippings or compost around each plant. Feed with soluble fertiliser as buds start to form.
|When To Plant
Autumn and Spring in cool climates.
|Perennial - Early Spring.
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