Plant Care Aquilegia Vulgaris

Aquilegia Vulgaris

Also known as

Common Columbine, Common Columbine, European columbine, Granny's nightcap and Granny's bonnet


Aquilegia vulgaris

How to care for Aquilegia Vulgaris


How often to water your Aquilegia Vulgaris

Water needs for Aquilegia Vulgaris
0.5 cups
every 9

Aquilegia Vulgaris needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aquilegia Vulgaris

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Columbine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aquilegia Vulgaris: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Aquilegia Vulgaris love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Aquilegia Vulgaris does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Aquilegia Vulgaris in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Aquilegia Vulgaris

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aquilegia Vulgaris: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aquilegia Vulgaris after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Aquilegia Vulgaris is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Aquilegia Vulgaris

Aquilegia Vulgaris

Aquilegia Vulgaris

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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