NARGS Plant of the Month

Aquilegia flabellata

Description and General Information:

Commonly called the fan columbine, this species is a dwarf columbine native to alpine regions of Japan and Korea. Plants reach 20-50 cm tall with blue-grey to grey-green, waxy, fern-like foliage.  From April to June, stems arise with several 3 cm diameter flowers. Typically the flowers have violet-blue sepals and white petals but some cultivars such as 'Alba' and 'Verna Alba' have white flowers while others, such as 'Cameo Pink' have pink sepals. There are numerous other...