Aquilegia. (Photos by Sardart)


Aquilegia ( columbine) is a genus of about 60-70 species of perennial plants.
The name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle (aquila), because of the shape of the flower petals which resemble an eagle's claw.
Aquilegia grows spontaneously but of course, it is their cultivation as an ornamental plant that has made them very famous.


Their attitude is very delicate and pastel colors and shapes make this flower much appreciated in the composition of elegant corners of the gardens.
Even though it is a resistant plant, it prefers fresh ground and its multiplication takes place for sowing in March -April.

The whole plant is toxic and its irritating latex.
But her flowers and colors are so beautiful that she is forgiven!


It blooms in a variety of colors during spring; this beautiful purple variety is my favorite.

Comments 2

Lovely flowers! Would be nice to have these on my garden!!

04.09.2020 05:11

Aquilegia is very beautiful, especially to see that there are such variety of colours and the structure of flowers looks so complex. You are right the colours are not so vibrant and soft. Love it!

04.09.2020 19:17