These are most attractive perennials, which are native to the northern hemisphere.
makes a fine specimen plant among lower-growing plants, but can also be used in the border. It requires some shade.
Nutritious, humus-rich soil, which must be well-drained.
Varieties are increased by division; the pure species are grown from.
caerulea: Height 40-80 cm, blue in late spring and early summer. There are garden varieties with white and partially violet or yellow . Aquilegia hybrids: Height 60-100 cm; long-spurred flowers in shades of red, blue and violet in late spring and early summer.
Aquilegia vulgaris: Height 40-80 cm; flowers in late spring and early summer. In cultivation largely replaced by hybrids with white, blue or purple flowers.