Aquilegia, Columbines or Granny’s Bonnet are a delightful plant for the cottage garden. The flowering stems reach above the foliage and come in both single and double forms in a variety of colours. Columbines like a well-drained humus rich soil and require mulch in warmer conditions to keep the soil moist. They tolerate full sun to part shade. These plants are perfect for cottage, meadow and wildlife gardens. Columbines are excellent cut flowers.