Basic Facts:

Common names: Columbine, Granny's Bonnett

Garden Use:

Well loved cottage garden plants that are easy to grow.

Good for bees

Cut Flower Use:

Very good in water


Easy in well-drained but not bone dry soil. Having said that, they do survive drought pretty well in my garden. Also do well in clay soils.


Divide after flowering although not always very successful. Grow from seed from a reputable seedsman - they will hydridise in the garden.

Pests and Diseases:

None really. Mildew may be a slight problem in dry shady spots.


The name Aquilegia comes from the similarity between some species flowers and an eagle's claw whereas the common name Columbine comes from a similarity to shpae of a dove's wing.

Aquilegia Green Apples

One of the Nora Barlow types with double flowers. Lovely soft colour.

Price £5.00 (9cm pot)

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