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

Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

granny's bonnet

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators £5.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
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  • 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 on tall stems above clumps of ferny bluish-green foliage. The flowers 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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