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, or in open woodland glades. It prefers 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 :


Wildlife attracted:
Columbine is great for attracting pollinators, especially bees, and butterflies.
Other features:
It is also called Granny’s bonnet or Granny’s nightcap due to the shape of the flower head


Additional information


9cm pot, 1.5Lt pot