granny's bonnets


Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to granny's bonnets: Aquilegia vulgaris
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.granny's bonnets - common European columbine having variously colored (white or blue to purple or red) short-spurred flowersgranny's bonnets - common European columbine having variously colored (white or blue to purple or red) short-spurred flowers; naturalized in United States
genus Aquilegia - columbine
aquilege, aquilegia, columbine - a plant of the genus Aquilegia having irregular showy spurred flowers; north temperate regions especially mountains
References in periodicals archive ?
Start or add to your collection by planting aptly named granny's bonnets, or aquilegia, to give a splash of colour in late spring.
These columbines or granny's bonnets are archetype cottage garden flowers.
This is where aquilegias or granny's bonnets really come into play and beauties such as sweet lemon drops, left, can be left to seed to its heart content.
And the 50-year-old from Swansea's unique assortment of granny's bonnets (aquilegia) has just been designated a National Plant Collection by the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens.
As these go over, aquilegias, also known as columbine and granny's bonnets, take their place with their truly exotic-looking blooms.
AQUILEGIA GRANNY'S bonnets, as aquilegia is otherwise known, are unsurpassed in giving borders a cottage-garden feel.
Six eco-friendly plants from pounds 29.60 (www.hairypotplants.co.uk, 01962 776910) GRANNY'S BONNETS Aquilegias, granny's bonnet and columbines give borders a cottage garden feel.
Granny's Bonnets - or aquilegias - will self-seed in tall meadow grass and there are plenty of quality hybrids to choose from.