Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness'

Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness'

Granny's bonnet

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness'
  • Common name: Granny's bonnet
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 1m

Spread: 50cm

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

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Flowering in early summer, aquilegias fill the seasonal gap between the last of the spring bulbs and the main flush of summer perennials.

Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness' produces white petals and purple sepals. It's a popular aquilegia and makes an attractive cut flower.

Grow Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness' in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Lift and divide clumps every three to five years and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost. Aquilegias are prone to self-seeding around the garden.

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

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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