Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Green Apples'

Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Green Apples'

Common Columbine

syn. Granny's Bonnet



60 - 70 cm

Flower colour

pale green - white

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour



sun - partial shade


well drained, fertile


acid - neutral - alkaline


fairly hardy

Plant range

garden variety

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.


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 variety with double,spurless, pale green flowers. It grows best in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Doesn't self-seed.

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