There are lots of varieties of Aquilegia (or granny’s bonnet) and I have three or four in my garden but my favourite is photographed here. Unfortunately I don’t know its full name.
Aquilegia live full sun but do well in partial shade too. They are fully hardy and flower during May and June, self seeding around the garden.
The flower colours vary from dark purple, through blue, pink and white and they all have delicate, pale green foliage.
They are easy to grow and need little care except to deadhead to help prolong flowering.
Keep an eye on children near this plant as the sap may cause skin irritation.
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