Family: Ranunculaceae

Scientific Name: Aquilegia vulgaris Dorothy Rose

Common Name: Dorothy Rose Columbine


Dorothy Rose Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) has pink Granny's Bonnet type flowers.

Plant TypePerennials Hardy
Hardiness Zone4-8
Sunlightfull sun, mostly sunny, best in moderate shade, partial shade
Moistureaverage, to moist, most don't like dry
Soil & Siteaverage, moist, well drained
Flowerspink, hose in hose meaning looks like several flowers inside another, also called Granny's Bonnet
Leavesheld in groups of three (ternate), on long petioles, green to blue gray color
Dimensions24 to 18 plus inches (HS)
MaintenanceAs the foliage gets shabby and leaf minors invade the leaves, cut back the plant. It will respond with fresh foliage and few flowers in the fall. Leaf minors won't kill the plant they just create yellow streaks in the leaves. Sap maybe irritating to the skin. Has never bothered me.
Propagationseeds, may need cold stratification (vernalization)
Cultivar Originfirst unveiled at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1999
Misc FactsAKA: Granny's Bonnet, European Columbine, Granny's Nightcap
Notes & Reference#04-Herbaceous Perennial Plants (Allan Armitage), #176-Aquilegia (Robert Nord)
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