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botanical name:
Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guiness'
Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guiness' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Columbine, Granny's bonnet
synonyms:  Aquilegia vulgaris 'Magpie'
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Dark burgundy purple, almost black, flowers with white petal tips, in June and July. Dark green foliage.

Moist, well drained, fertile soil in sun or part shade.

By division in spring, may be slow to re-establish. Also from seed, which comes true if not cross pollinated by other varieties.

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