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Commonly known as Columbine, Granny's bonnet
Another decorative from cottage gardens with attractive foliage which appears in clumps in early spring.
Genus of about 70 species of clump-forming perennials from meadows, open woodland and mountainous areas in the northern hemisphere.
The UK native columbine A. vulgaris, with short, hooked spurs as opposed to the longer, straighter ones in the garden varieties, occurs as a blue or white flower but many garden varieties have spread into the wild.
Good to know - wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects. Single flowers.
Pests & Diseases - sawflies, caterpillars, aphids, leafminers, powdery mildew.
Place of Origin - northern hemishpere.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump- forming perennials
Fertile moist well-drained soil
May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
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