Scientific Name: Aquilegia vulgaris Form: Pyramidal - widely
Common Name:European columbine Texture:Medium
Family Name:RanunculaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Bipinnate, Odd-pinnate, Oblong, Dentate
Flowers: White, Violet, Pink, Red, Blue, Apr- May
Fruit: Follicle, Brown
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
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Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Woodland margin, Rock garden, Attract birds, Perennial border
Key ID Features:Leaves on stems divided into lobed leaflets that are usually three-lobed at the tips; flowers radially symmetical, petals 5, each with a broad lip (lamina) and hooked spur directed along the petiole (often coloured the same shade as the large petal-like sepals).