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An airy perennial with nodding heads of canary yellow petals backed by red spurs and held aloft by the glaucous, ferny foliage, this is a plant of grace and style. Hardy in zones 3-8.
Aquilegia are part of the Ranunculaceae family. Their relatives include Hellebores, Clematis and Buttercups. Aquila is Latin for eagle, and this is how the name derives, as the spurs are said to look like a bird in flight. Aquilegia chrysantha is an American species. THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW:
Kew grows more species in its 300 acres than any garden in the world and is an important scientific institution. The magnificent glasshouses, including Decimus Burton's famous Palm House, display a wide range of plants from rainforest to desert and provide the visitor with a visual and fragrant treat whatever the time of year. This is exclusive Kew Gardens seed!