Aquilegia are one of my favourite late spring/early summer flowers. They are a cottage style perennial, and are also known as Columbines but traditionally named “Grannies Bonnets” !
If you look at the shape of the flowers they look like an old fashioned ladies bonnet that would be tied with ribbon under the chin.
They come in a wide range of colours – purple, pink, white, blue, mixed and yet to flower in my garden – sunny yellow.
Aquilegia produce masses of seeds after flowering and I pass some of these on to my gardening friends. The remainder create LOTS of new plants near to their mummies, the following spring!