What a beautiful way to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden. The beautiful spurs contain nectar they love and we love everything else about them!
Bright yellow flowers that dance in the spring breeze. Aquilegia is clump-forming perennial with almost fern-like, grey-green foliage. Aquilegia comes from the Latin word for eagle which refers to the flower's five spurs that resemble an eagle's talon. Its lightly fragrant flowers, on slender erect stems, contrast nicely with its blue-green foliage. The common name, columbine, means dove-like, and the flower was often depicted in medieval paintings to represent the dove of peace. These little woodland perennials are enchanting when allowed to naturalize in a shady border.