Common Columbine | Aquilegia vulgaris

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Celebrate nature’s elegance with Common Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) from our wildflower nursery! This perennial beauty enchants with graceful, spurred flowers in a spectrum of hues, from delicate blues to vibrant pinks. Adaptable to various soils and sunlight, Common Columbine thrives in gardens and wild landscapes alike.

A favourite of hummingbirds and butterflies, it brings biodiversity to your space. Easy to cultivate, it adds a touch of whimsy and charm. Elevate your garden with the allure of Common Columbine – order now and invite the timeless beauty of this exquisite wildflower to your outdoor haven!


Botanical Information: Common Columbine

Common Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) stands as a perennial gem within the Ranunculaceae family, captivating gardeners with its unique and intricate floral structure. Sporting nodding, spurred flowers in an array of hues, including blues, pinks, and whites, this species reaches a height of 30 to 80cm. The distinctive spurred petals contribute to its charm, making it a sought-after addition to diverse landscapes.


Thriving in temperate regions of Europe and Asia, Common Columbine finds its home in woodlands, meadows, and rocky slopes. This adaptable perennial flourishes in partial shade to full sunlight, showcasing its versatility in various habitats. Its preference for well-drained soils makes it suitable for both cultivated gardens and more naturalistic settings.

Benefits to Wildlife

Common Columbine plays a vital role in supporting wildlife, particularly pollinators. Bees and butterflies are drawn to its nectar-rich flowers, fostering biodiversity in the surrounding ecosystem. The unique floral structure allows for specialized pollination, attracting hummingbirds and long-tongued bees. As a nectar source, this perennial contributes to the overall health of pollinator populations. Creating a symbiotic relationship with the natural world.

Conservation Status in the UK

With a stable and widespread presence, Common Columbine enjoys a favourable conservation status in the United Kingdom. Its adaptability to different environments contributes to its resilience. While not classified as endangered, the plant’s ecological contributions and visual appeal align with broader conservation goals, emphasizing the importance of preserving and promoting its populations.

Ease of Growing

Gardeners appreciate Common Columbine for its ease of cultivation. This hardy perennial readily establishes itself in various soil types and light conditions, making it suitable for both novice and experienced gardeners. Its self-seeding nature adds to its charm, creating delightful surprises in the garden year after year. Common Columbine’s low-maintenance requirements make it an ideal choice for those seeking a resilient and visually captivating addition to their outdoor spaces.

Common Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) stands as a versatile and beneficial perennial, celebrated for its botanical allure and ecological contributions. From its unique spurred flowers to its adaptability and ease of cultivation, this species enchants both pollinators and garden enthusiasts alike.

More Information

Gardener’s World

The Wildlife Trusts

Species From the Same Habitat

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 Crosswort | Cruciata laevipes


Additional information

Weight 1 kg

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Soil moisture

Dry, Normal, Well draining


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