Aquilegia’s are an old-fashioned
cottage garden favourite, common names, Granny’s Bonnet and
Columbine. Complex and beautiful the flowers come in a range
of colours, they are a member of the buttercup family and can
be seen growing wild in meadows and woodlands. Flowering
in late Spring to early Summer they will self-seed and keep
coming back year after year.
“Like a chorus girl that
marries into the aristocracy, the Columbine is but a common
wildflower that has made itself a multiple recipient of the
Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit”. They are
a magnet for honey-bees, bumble-bees and butterflies, and a
firm favourite for flower photographers.