Aquilegia vulgaris 'Adelaide Addison'

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Adelaide Addison'

Granny's bonnet

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Aquilegia vulgaris 'Adelaide Addison'
  • Common name: Granny's bonnet
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 90cm

Spread: 45cm

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

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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Adelaide Addison'

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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil, Needs regular watering in pots
  • 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

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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