Aquilegia True Wild Form


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Aquilegia vulgaris

Native wild flower of Britain, also known as Columbine or Granny’s Bonnets. Blue flowers attract bees, especially long-tongued bumble bees. Easy care herbaceous perennial for sunny and shady spots.   Despite all parts of the plant reputely being poisonous, no cases of toxicity have been recorded and several sources report the flowers to be not only edible but sweet and juicy. We have tried them and second that! In any case toxins are destroyed by heat or by drying. The young leaves can also be added to salads, as long as they are not showing any signs of mildew. The dried and crushed seed can be used to kill external body parasites including head lice.  Height 1m in flower. 9cm pot certified organic plant.

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