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Aquilegia ‘Spring Magic Navy and White’
(Granny's Bonnet)


Item release date 1 September 2024.
Great for wildlife
Attracts Wildlife
50cm x 50cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Fully Hardy

Aquilegia ‘Spring Magic Navy and White, commonly known as ‘Granny’s Bonnet’ due to the nodding flowers that sit on top of tall wiry stems. ‘Spring Magic Navy and White’ is a unique perennial with bicoloured navy and white flowers. Adored by bees, this easy to grow cottage garden favourite will add plenty of early season colour to the border.


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Aquilegia 'Spring Magic Navy and White' enchants with its delicate charm and striking colour contrast. This perennial boasts unique, upward-facing blooms in deep navy blue with contrasting white centres, reminiscent of delicate bells or of a 'Granny's Bonnet'. Selected by our horticultural team for its exceptional beauty and garden versatility, 'Spring Magic Navy and White' adds a touch of whimsy to borders, rock gardens, or woodland settings. Its long flowering period from late Spring to early Summer ensures a prolonged display of colourful blooms. We've chosen it for its captivating appearance and reliable performance, enhancing any garden landscape with its unique colourway. With its RHS Plants for Pollinators award, it attracts beneficial insects, contributing to healthy garden biodiversity. Plant it alongside other spring-blooming perennials for a texturally interesting floral display. Easy to grow and maintain, 'Spring Magic Navy and White' is a must-have for gardeners seeking something quite unique and an enduring addition to their garden space.  

Planting Conditions

For optimal growth of Aquilegia 'Spring Magic Navy and White,' choose a site with well-draining soil and partial to full sun exposure. Ensure the soil is rich in organic matter and slightly acidic to neutral in pH. Plant the seeds or seedlings in early Spring or late Summer, spacing them about 12-18 inches apart to allow for proper air circulation. Avoid waterlogged conditions, as this can lead to root rot. With these planting conditions, 'Spring Magic Navy and White' will thrive and produce its charming blue and white blooms.

Watering & Feeding

Water 'Spring Magic Navy and White' regularly, especially during dry spells, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Provide about 1 inch of water per week, adjusting based on weather conditions. Avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser every 4-6 weeks during the growing season to support healthy growth and blooming. However, avoid over-fertilising, as it can lead to excessive foliage at the expense of flowers. With proper watering and feeding, this variety of Aquilegia will flourish and reward you with its beautiful blooms.

General Care

To care for 'Spring Magic Navy and White', deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming. Cut back the entire plant to ground level after flowering to promote new growth and maintain a tidy appearance. Keep an eye out for signs of pests or diseases, such as aphids or powdery mildew, and treat promptly if detected. Additionally, divide clumps every 2-3 years to rejuvenate the plant and prevent overcrowding. With proper care and occasional pruning, 'Spring Magic Navy and White' will thrive and in your garden with its charming blooms season after season.