I planted some columbines in my front flower bed two summers ago. I wasn’t sure what they would look like, as I was only familiar with wild columbines, which are a beautiful red colour, with a yellow throat. I thought the domesticated ones would be lovely too.
I was disappointed when they didn’t bloom.
Last year, I understood why my columbines had not bloomed the year I planted them. Columbines are a spring flower. They are my first perennials to bloom after my bulbs. And they do not disappoint.
Columbines are a showy flower, wouldn’t you agree?
I love how extremely three dimensional they are. I can look at them from different so many different angles, and they surprise me each time.
I’ve given them the nickname of “dragon flower”. The unopened bloom reminds me of a dragon’s head. A flower that can resemble a mythical creature appeals to me. Can you spot the dragon’s head?
I love how dense the blooms are. They are so dense, it is difficult to photograph just a single bloom.
Which ones do you prefer, the pink or the purple?