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Aquilegia 'Crimson Star'

Granny's bonnet

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

A hardy, short-lived, herbaceous perennial with glaucous foliage and colourful, bonnet-shaped flowers, in early summer. This is an old established cultivated variety with lovely carmine-red flowers with a corolla described as coral-white in colour.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Aquilegia

Cultivar: Crimson Star

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 45cm

Flowering period: June to July


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