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  • granny's bonnet
  • Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

granny's bonnet

5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £7.99
9cm pot £7.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May-June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Bright lemon yellow, upward-facing flowers with long spurs that flare out behind appear in early summer, top clumps of ferny bluish-green foliage. The flowers of this aquilegia are good for cutting, are fragrant, and attract butterflies. This is a short-lived but easy-to-grow perennial that will self-seed freely.

  • Garden care: Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe or in spring, but they may be different to the parent plant. Best to leave to naturalise as they dislike root disturbance, but large clumps can be lifted and divided in early spring.
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