... Aquilegia vulgaris
Name also Common columbine, European columbine, Granny’s nightcap
Growing form Perennial herb. Rootstock short, erect.
Height 30–80 cm (12–32 in.). Stem sparsely hairy.
Flower Perianth regular (actinomorphic), blue (sometimes purple or light red, white or flecked), 3–5.5 cm (1.2–2.2 in.) wide. Petals 5, spurred, spur with spiral tip, 1–2 cm (0.4–0.8 in.) long. Sepals 5, colourful like petals. Stamens many. Gynoecium separate, pistils 5. Flowers solitary or several together, pendant. ...
Aquilegia Vulgaris, or Granny’s Bonnet
A. Vulgaris is also known as Common Columbine.
It is a species native to Europe, with nodding blooms and curved spurs, which curve inwards towards the back of the flower.
Colours range from deep purple and blue, to burgundy and white. ...
European columbine – planting, care and tips
... The European columbine also called common columbine is a popular perennial for the natural and cottage garden. If you heed these planting and care tips, Aquilegia vulgaris will feel good.
Profile of European columbine:
Scientific name: Aquilegia vulgaris
Plant family: buttercup family (Ranunculaceae)
Other names: common columbine, garden columbine, granny’s nightcap, granny’s bonnet
Sowing time: spring
Planting time: spring or autumn
Flowering period: May to June
Location: sunny to partially shaded ...
... Aquilegia vulgaris L. (European columbine, Common columbine, Granny's nightcap, Granny's bonnet) is a species of columbine native to Europe. It is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1.2 m tall, with branched, thinly hairy stems. The leaves are biternate; each leaf has three groups of three leaflets. The flowers, in various shades of purple, blue, pink and white, are pendent or horizontal with hooked spurs, and appear in early summer. ...
Aquilegia vulgaris is a species of columbine native to Europe with common names that include: European columbine, common columbine, granny's nightcap, and granny's bonnet. It is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1.2 m tall, with branched, thinly hairy stems. The leaves are biternate; each leaf has three groups of three leaflets. The flowers, in various shades of purple, blue, pink and white, are pendent or horizontal with hooked spurs, and appear in early summer.
The Latin specific epithet vulgaris means "common".
The species is native to Albania, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Corse, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Northwest European Region, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sicilia, Spain, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. It has been introduced to many other areas including parts of North and South America, and other parts of Europe and north eastern Asia.
This species and various hybrids derived from it are popular garden flowers, available in a variety of single colours and bi-colours, in single and double forms. Though perennial, cultivars may be short-lived and thus best treated as biennials....