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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
description:
Dark burgundy purple, almost black, flowers with white petal tips, in June and July. Dark green foliage.

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

propagation:
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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