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 Columbine
Aquilegia vulgaris

Other Names:  Granny's Bonnet
Distribution:  Common across Britain.
Habitat:  It grows in woodlands and wet places on calcareous soils or peat fen.  It prefers a shady site.
Description:  Native perennial of medium height (up to 50cm) with attractive deep purple flowers from May to July.  It has long been cultivated as a garden plant and many cultivars have been bred from it. 

 Sowing Instructions for Seeds:  For best results sow in late winter in coldframe. Prick out into pots and plant out in late spring or early summer.  May be slow to germinate.

Our plants and seeds are of native British origin.