This gem is a choice plant for the border's edge, rock gardens, and containers. The flowers are a rich purplish blue with white edges and are shown to advantage by the lovely blue-green leaves. Delightful.
Lacy greens and dancing, late-spring blooms characterize these lovely border plants. They make excellent cut flowers if picked when half open. Grow in full sun or partial shade (required in the South and in western Zones 9 and 10) and average garden soil. Propagation is by seed, so color, while quite reliable, cannot be guaranteed. Aquilegias struggle in the desert Southwest.