I'm always trying different Aquilegia varieties because it's one of my very favorite perennials. This Japanese variety is one I tried one year and when none of the seeds germinated, I threw the pan of soil and seeds out into my rock garden. This past summer, I looked and there was one of the most beautiful Columbines I've ever seen: tall, stately, and with lots of rich purple blooms. You may not be able to tell this from the photo, but the form is quite different from Aquilegia vulgaris. It grows from 30 to 36 inches tall, is long blooming, and butterflies and hummingbirds like it, too. Quarts. Zones 4-10.