Zones: 4 to 8
Bloom Time: Spring
The Alpine Columbine (Aquilegia alpina) has blue nodding flowers above gray foliage that bloom in late spring and bring a cottage feel to the border.
They look best in groups of 3 or 5.
When they self-seed, I leave them be to allow a less contrived feel.
Because they are easy to grow from seed, you can save yourself some money by growing them yourself.
You may also want to try ‘winky double blue and white Columbine’ for its small double blue blossoms.