Hardy perennials with a particularly graceful habit andin beautiful, subtle colours.
An ideal border plant, also suitable for natural groupings. Tolerates a certain amount of shade.
Nutritious, reasonably damp, soil.
If possible by division, but also from; the latter will produce plenty of variation.
aquilegifolium: Height 40-150 cm; flowering season late spring to mid summer. Flowers with numerous yellow or purple anthers; in ‘Album’ the stamens are white, in ‘Atropurpureum’ they are purple. The foliage resembles that of the aquilegia.
dipterocarpum: Height to 2 m; flowering throughout summer months as fairly large flowers with yellow anthers in loose, pyramid-shaped sprays. The double form ‘Hewitt’s Double’ is, if possible, even more attractive than the species. The rather limp stalks can collapse after rain; support with thin brushwood.