A free flowering Columbine with flowers 2-3 inch flowers.
full sun, partial shade
Soil & Site
2-3 inch flowers, white, yellow, and combinations with white: blue, red, rose, and pink!
14-16 inches tall
As 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
can blooms first year from seed
Species plant is a European native of the Swiss Alps & northern Apennines.
The word Aquilegia stands for eagle in Latin. The flower is a symbol for folly. Maybe because it resembles a jesters hat. Has been used in American gardens since the early 1800's.