Columbine – Aquilegia – Queen of the Rocky Mountain Garden

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Columbine, ‘Bluebird’ image courtesy Walter’s Gardens. Aquilegia or Columbine – Spring-Blooming Cut Flower Favorite Someone has said that “a flowerless yard in spring is a yard without a soul; but even one living flower in a solitary corner may redeem it.” If you have to choose one solitary flower, a Columbine (Aquilegia) might be a good flower to choose. Columbines grow wild in the Mountain areas of the Rocky Mountains so it has the zone-three native toughness of survivors. The extraordinary look of Columbine’s cup and spur flowers make it a favorite among gardeners. The long spurs also make it a favorite among hummingbirds for the spurs are full of...