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Aquilegia Spring Magic White


Columbine, Granny's bonnet

Stunning pure white flowers

Perfect for a shady spot in a mixed border this aquilegia produces beautiful blooms of pure white, which are held high above the compact plant. Flowering profusely in late spring this is a perfect plant for creating a traditional cottage garden or mixed perennial border. If seeds are allowed to set they will readily cross-pollinate with other aquilegia and the seeds will produce multi-coloured offspring in the following year.


Plant as part of a mixed border. They prefer moist ground in a shaded or part shaded position.


Tolerant of most soil types and positions if self-seeded plants are not wanted remove flowers before seeds are set.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering May - July
Evergreen No
Plant height 25 cm - 30 cm
Plant width 30 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 30 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Rock garden

Typically available

From April to September