Aquilegia 'Mrs Scott-Elliot Hybrids'

Aquilegia 'Mrs Scott-Elliot Hybrids'

Granny's bonnet

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Aquilegia 'Mrs Scott-Elliot Hybrids'
  • Common name: Granny's bonnet
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Aquilegias are charming, old-fashioned cottage garden plants 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 Aquilegia 'Mrs Scott-Elliot Hybrids' is a vigorous group of hybrids with mid-green, divided leaves and nodding and upright flowers in a variety of shades ranging from red to blue-white bicolours, in late spring to mid-summer. It's ideal for growing in ornamental borders, particularly in cottage-garden schemes, where it thrives in sun or partial shade.

Grow Aquilegia Aquilegia 'Mrs Scott-Elliot Hybrids' in moist soil in partial shade.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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