Granny's bonnet

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nivea'

Granny's bonnet - Aquilegia vulgaris  'Nivea'

Common Name: Granny's bonnet
Genus: Aquilegia
Species: vulgaris
Cultivar: 'Nivea'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Pure white flowers are held above greyish green foliage in late spring and early summer. This vigorous variety looks lovely planted in a sunny border alongside blue and pink flowering plants. A popular and easy-to-grow cottage garden plant it prefers a soil that retains moisture over the summer.
  • Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in early spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the plant. Divided specimens may take some time to establish since they don't like having their roots disturbed. Contact with the sap may cause skin irritation

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