Double-Flowered Granny's Bonnet
This genus deserves its lofty names, which mean “eagle” and “dove,” because its intricate flowers have been said to resemble birds in flight. Beyond the symbolism of the flowers, the finely textured, widely varied species possess a gracefulness that is likely to carry you to heights of enjoyment. Whether trim dwarfs or fancy long-spurred varieties, Columbines are characterized by fern-like 3-lobed leaves. They are best suited for naturalizing in a woodland with dappled light, however the smaller species will thrive in a partially shaded rock garden.
Steeped in a Granny Smith apple-green hue, the new ferny leaves plus nodding flower buds set the stage for unique, green-rimmed, creamy white double blossoms. The spurless, multipetaled flowers initially transmute luminous green tones, later adopting a wide flattened appearance, enhanced by starburst-like points. The epitome of ornate elegance, ‘Green Apples’ can grace a vase, enliven a cottage garden or be utilized as a foil for fading spring bulbs.
Size: 2' 0" – 2-1/2' high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 3.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Aquilegia atrata
- Aquilegia buergeriana ‘Calimero’
- Aquilegia canadensis ‘Pink Lanterns’
- Aquilegia chrysantha ‘Denver Gold’
- Aquilegia chrysantha ‘Yellow Queen’
- Aquilegia flabellata ‘Blue Angel’
- Aquilegia ‘Kristall’
- Aquilegia olympica
- Aquilegia rockii
- Aquilegia sibirica
- Aquilegia vulgaris plena ‘Ruby Port’
- Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Blue Barlow’
- Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Leprechaun Gold’
- Aquilegia vulgaris ‘William Guiness’
- Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Woodside Gold’