Today's bloom is Aquilegia 'Winky Double Dark Blue and White' (Aquilegia vulgaris)

Bloom of the Day for April 10th, 2013:

Type of plant: Perennials

Bloom color: Blue-Violet, Medium Purple, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer

Sun requirements: Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade, Partial to Full Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 4a to Zone 8b

Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing: 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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DavidofDeLand wrote:
This is a pretty little thing with its bold separation of colors....Love those colors and a great picture too;...yet I still am more a fan of the fluttery single Columbines. Wish we could grow them here.

pirl wrote:
So pretty!

Calif_Sue wrote:
All of Jan's photos are beautiful, this is sweet!

wiggiej wrote:
Thank you Kell for picking my shot for BOTD! And to Sue and Dave for the nice comments! Kell & Sue your compliments make me particularly happy because you're both such rockin' photographers. This columbine has been a pleasant surprise for me. I grew it from seed 4-5 years ago and it's come back stronger every year. It's become a noticeable patch of purple/blue in one of my side beds. My

Kell wrote:
It sure is a beautiful one, Jan. And such a great shot!