Columbine, William Guiness (Organic)
Aquilegia vulgaris. Perennial in zones 3–8.
This old fashioned European columbine has hypnotic, bicolored purple-black and white blooms that reach 2” across. Flowers are held high above foliage and are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. The low growing ferny green foliage also adds an attractive visual texture. Shade tolerant and deer resistant. Harvest for bouquets or deadhead to prolong bloom. Short lived perennial plants grow 24-30″ tall. Originating from the gardens on the Guinness Family Estate, Ireland. Aka, Magpie, William Guinness.