Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) is the wild original of the common garden plant and is a lovely deep blue colour. In the wild, it is found in meadows and will  naturalise into grassland. In the garden it looks beautiful either in a cottage garden border or in a meadow area. As it suits either sun or partial shade, it can also be located under shrubs. However it does prefer the soil to be moist but well drained.

Aquilegia vulgaris
Sun or part shade
Height : 50cm
Flowering period : May – June
This is a good source of nectar :


Other features:
It is also called Granny’s bonnet or Granny’s nightcap due to the shape of the flower head

Wildlife attracted:
Great for attracting pollinators, especially bees, and butterflies

Additional information


9cm pot, 6 plug plants, 1.5Lt pot