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Little Lanterns and Lotus

I posted Columbines (Aquilegia) that are commonly seen in the nursery or farmer’s markets.  There are also double-layer columbines that look more like little lanterns that slowly turn upward before the petals fall off.  The other kind looks like a small lotus when it’s fully open.  They easily self-sow and don’t need much care.  I have them both in full sun and shade areas and they do fine in both.

White double layer petals

Purple, double layer with white tips. Product of open pollination.

Looks like a pink lotus. But it’s a columbine.

Looks like a Blue lotus.

Maroon. Double-layer