This beautiful variety's dark plum colour is a real standout in every garden. Looking like a miniature dahlia, it's easy to grow, quick to spread and makes a perfect cut flower. These lovely, dark purple flowers are ideal for cut flower bouquets. Wouldn't they look stunning mixed in with a few Casablanca Oriental lilies?
A 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. Sweetly familiar harbingers of spring, these little woodland perennials are enchanting when allowed to naturalize in a shady border.