Beautiful lacey foliage and a profusion of brightly coloured blooms are
some of the features of these easy care favourites. Great for sunny and
Alternate Names: Granny's Bonnet, Columbine
Origin: The popular hybrids originate from species originating
in both North America and Europe. (The traditional Granny's Bonnet originates
from the European species A. vulgaris.)
Flowering Season: Summer.
Plant Size: 50-60cm H x 25cm W.
Planting Density: 20cm apart.
Preferred Aspect: Semi shade. Tolerates full sun in cold areas only. Frost tolerant.
Plant Uses: Cottage gardens, mixed perennial beds, woodland plantings, decorative cut flower.
Likes: Damp cool areas, well drained soil, rich organic soil.
Dislikes: Tropical or arid climates.
Watering: Requires regular watering during dry periods.
Fertilising: Well rotted animal manure, blood and bone, or a complete fertiliser should be worked
through the soil prior to planting.
Lifting and storage: Can be lifted during the winter months or left in the ground for many years.
If lifted, store temporarily in moist peat moss.
Pests: Watch for thrip and aphids and spray occasionally if required.
Tips: Plant with crown at soil level. Would be an ideal foreground plant for a garden bed or
a border plant.
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