|Elegant, hardy flowers with backward-projecting tubular petals, called spurs, that bear nectar and attract hummingbirds. The many species and hybrids come in a variety of colors and bicolors that look good in borders, cottage and woodland gardens. Combine well with Campanula, Delphiniums, Dicentra and ferns. Plants hybridize and reseed freely. Cut back old stems to encourage a second bloom. Easy care once established. Will not tolerate soggy soil. Protect from wind. Watch for leaf miner and Columbine borer.
Use Colorado's state flower, a wildflower, for naturalizing in woodland gardens, especially where there is filtered shade and moist soil. Its 2 to 3-inch flowers with prominent spurs may be blue or lavender with white and pale yellow forms.
Attributes - Aquilegia caerulea
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Spring through Early Summer
Flower Color: Blue, Lavender
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft. 6 in.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Showy Flowers.