Columbine is the wild original of the common garden plant and is a lovely deep blue colour. In the wild, it is found in meadows and will naturalise into grassland. In the garden it looks beautiful either in a cottage garden border or in a meadow area. As it suits either sun or partial shade, it can also be located under shrubs, or in open woodland glades. It prefers the soil to be moist but well drained.
Columbine is great for attracting pollinators, especially bees, and butterflies.
It is also called Granny’s bonnet or Granny’s nightcap due to the shape of the flower head
Available to buy online or from The Blooming Wild Nursery, Somerset