Monday, April 13, 2009

Aquilegia Returns!

Even though aquilegia (Columbine) is considered a perennial, the only way it returns in my gardens is if it reseeds itself. Until now!
This tall purple beauty (whose name escapes me) has lasted throughout the summer, fall and winter and is now blooming in my SJC garden again.
I am thrilled!
I love the lacy foliage and they are one of my favorite flowers for the shady areas with a definite woodland feeling. You can almost see the fairies dancing around them.

9 comments:

Dirt Princess said...

I am a sucker for purple flowers. I am drawn to them. Great flower. I have planted some columbine seeds, but none of mine are purple. This will be the first time I have ever grown them.

Darla said...

I need to try these......lovely.

Tatyana said...

Hi Sheila! It's a pretty one! I have two colors in my garden, but not this one. Mine spread wildly by seeds and come back as perennials.

WiseAcre said...

I love Columbines. Maybe because they always disagree with my choice of where I put them and move on their own to places more to their liking. The original may never come back but their offspring always makes themselves at home as long as I leave them alone.

Gail said...

The purple bloom with the lovely green of stem and leaf are perfect! I like this one... gail

perennialgardener said...

Congratulations on their return. I've never had much luck with them lasting more than a couple of seasons in my own garden and since I tend to mulch reseeding wasn't a possibility either.

perennialgardener said...

Congratulations on their return. I've never had much luck with them lasting more than a couple of seasons in my own garden and since I tend to mulch reseeding wasn't a possibility either.

Twisted willow said...

It's one of our great favourite's here in our garden in Ireland. It's not quite out yet, but just a few days to go. I've sown seed of one called Guinness, the flowers like the drink are almost black. Really looking forward to seeing what they're like when they flower.

joey said...

I adore Columbine, a true sign that spring is really here!