Aquilegia viridiflora 'Chocolate Soldier', Columbine
A compact, early-flowering columbine species with fern-like, bluish-green foliage.
'Chocolate Soldier' produces nodding, fragrant flowers with purplish-brown petals and pale green sepals. The spurs are straight and upward-pointing. Blooms in late spring and early summer.
This rare perennial tends to be short-lived, but it self-seeds readily.
Native to Siberia and western China...