Aquilegia coerulea or Colorado Columbine is a short-lived perennial wildflower native to the Western US, with large, upright, blue and white flowers that are long-spurred and rise above deeply cut, light-green foliage, which reaches 1-3′ tall. The ‘Songbird Mix’ native cultivar has a mix of vibrant bloom colors from white to red to blue-violet. The Colorado state flower, this Columbine, which requires shade and moist soils, has beautiful white sepals and violet, lavender, or blue petals that add vivid color to any landscape. Columbine species can hybridize when co-occurring, and other species have red or yellow flowers, like Red Columbine.
Photo: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center