Aquilegia vulgaris
Aquilegia vulgaris
Aquilegia vulgaris
Aquilegia vulgaris
Aquilegia vulgaris
Aquilegia vulgaris
Aquilegia vulgaris

Aquilegia vulgaris

Common Columbine

syn. Granny's Bonnet

Ranunculaceae

Height

90 - 100 cm

Flower colour

variety of purple and violet colours

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

well drained, average, moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Europe

Aquilegia is a genus in the family Ranunculaceae. They are  hardy plants that prefer fairly moist soil and semi-shade. However, the genus includes a few alpine plants that need full sun and well drained soil.

Propagation


Seed – sown in January - March.

Seed just barely covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination. If seed hasn‘t germinated in 4 weeks it is can be refrigerated for 2-4 weeks and then moved back to 20°C (68°F). After germination lower temperatures and plenty of light is needed so the seedlings won‘t become lanky.

A tall columbine that bears nodding flowers with short, hooked spurs, in a variety of purple and violet colour tones. It self-seeds prolifically, so it's advisable to cut the flower stalks before they go to seed. Fairly shade tolerant and hardy. It tolerates most soil types as long as the soil is not waterlogged.

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