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Semiaquilegia ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’

Granny's bonnet

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in May

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Plant does not flower in October

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Semiaquilegia 'Sugar Plum Fairy'
  • Common name: Granny's bonnet
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Semiaquilegias are closely related to aquilegias, but the flowers are typically smaller and don’t have spurs. There are seven species, all native to the Asian mountain regions, and blooms are usually pink or purple. 

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Semiaquilegia ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ has dainty, lantern-shaped, plum-coloured flowers and fern-like leaves. It’s ideal for growing in containers, at the front of a border or in a rockery. Like most semiaquilegias, ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ is a short-lived perennial, so let flowers set seed to ensure you enjoy the plants year after year.

How to grow Semiaquilegia 'Sugar Plum Fairy'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

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Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

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Do Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do Collect seeds in July

Do Collect seeds in August

Do not Collect seeds in September

Do not Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Semiaquilegia 'Sugar Plum Fairy' and wildlife

Semiaquilegia 'Sugar Plum Fairy' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Semiaquilegia 'Sugar Plum Fairy' poisonous?

Semiaquilegia 'Sugar Plum Fairy' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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