Aquilegia vulgaris 'Adelaide Addison'

Granny's bonnet

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Aquilegia vulgaris 'Adelaide Addison'

Plant details

Aquilegias are a charming, old-fashioned cottage garden plant with bonnet-shaped flowers, often two-tone and with long graceful spurs. Flowering in early summer, they fill the seasonal gap between the last of the spring bulbs and the first of the summer flowers. Self-sown aquilegias look wonderful naturalised amongst shrubs and roses.

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Adelaide Addison' has old fashioned double, pleated purple and white flowers. For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Aquilegia

Species: vulgaris

Cultivar: Adelaide Addison

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

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