granny's bonnets


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Related to granny's bonnets: Aquilegia vulgaris
  • noun

Synonyms for granny's bonnets

common European columbine having variously colored (white or blue to purple or red) short-spurred flowers

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Top, granny's bonnet and marigold, above are perfect for a cottage garden Try creating your own traditional cottage garden by growing plants such as these colourful delphiniums and lupins,above
Columbines (Aquilegia), from long-spur varieties to the old-fashioned granny's bonnets, flower from late spring into early summer.
Granny's Bonnets - or aquilegias - will self-seed in tall meadow grass and there are plenty of quality hybrids to choose from.
Cottage garden plants such as lupins, Lenten roses and granny's bonnets self-seed readily and their offspring can be transplanted to fill gaps and make new borders.
BUDS OF MAY SOW a packet of Granny's bonnets or aquilegias and you'll find them popping up in all corners of the garden in May.
Aquilegias, or granny's bonnets, are good value as they have a knack of self-seeding, as well as tolerating any soil or aspect.
CREATE THE LOOK: Make oval or kidney-shaped beds and plant herbaceous perennials such as phlox, golden rod, granny's bonnets and sedums with the tallest in the centre and the shortest ones towards the edge.
Try lupins, Granny's bonnets (Aquilegia vulgaris) or Love-in-a-mist (Nigella) which is another prolific self-seeder.
These will be timed perfectly to flower in unison with bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) and granny's bonnets (aquilegias).