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Acquilega 'Mrs Scott Elliot's Hybrids'

Columbine or Granny's Bonnet

Location:

Lily Pond Garden and the Rose Garden

Description:

A small, charming, hardy, old-fashioned cottage garden plant with bonnet-shaped flowers, often two-tone and with long graceful spurs to about 80cm. Flowering in May and June, aquilegias fill the seasonal gap between the last of the spring bulbs and the first of the summer flowers. Self-sown aquilegias will naturalise amongst shrubs and roses interbreeding freely and seedlings will rarely resemble the parents. To keep chosen varieties pure, prevent self-seeding by deadheading shortly after flowering. display nodding spurred blooms, in a range of pretty colours that are carried delicately on tall wiry stems. They will quickly naturalise to form a crowd of spring blooms.

Site and Care:

Grow in well-drained soil of any type in full sun or partial shade. prpagation is by division in March