Aquilegia 'Columbine Mix'
Aquilegia 'Columbine Mix'
Aquilegia 'Columbine Mix'
Aquilegia 'Columbine Mix'
Aquilegia 'Columbine Mix'
Aquilegia 'Columbine Mix'
Aquilegia 'Columbine Mix'
Aquilegia 'Columbine Mix'
Aquilegia 'Columbine Mix'
Aquilegia 'Columbine Mix'

Aquilegia 'Columbine Mix'

"Granny's bonnets"

Aquilegia 'Columbine Mix'

3 bare roots — £4.95

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
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Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
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Description

This mixture of hardy Aquilegia hybrids (also known as columbine or granny's bonnets) will provide you with an array of colours and shades, ranging from whites and reds, to yellows and purples, with dusky and darker shades in the mix as well. The sepals may be one colour, and the five petals something different. The charming flowers have softly hooked spurs, that nod gracefully from the branching and upright stems. The flowers are always eye-catching, curious and delightful!

Hardy, tough, robust perennial plants, Aquilegias are at their best in late spring and early summer, filling the seasonal gap between the last of the spring bulbs and the first of the summer flowers. They are wonderful for adding drama to a mixed border.

Ideal for the front of the bed or border, these mixed columbines will thrive in a moist but well drained soil in a partial or dappled shady position. However, in countries like the UK, where full sun is not a common occurrence, they will also perform well in an open position. 

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Great for shade

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Aquilegia vulgaris 'Columbine Mixed'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, yellow, purple

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Dappled shade
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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