Slender perennial to 18” tall with hairy stems tinged purple. Closely related to Aquilegia, but flowers are not spurred. Basal leaves to 12” long are gray-green. Flowers appear in loose panicles colored wine-red from mid-spring to summer. Consider for rock gardens or the front of a border in any soil with full sun. Plants have reseeded in our garden in moister sites. Moderate water. Hardy to 0F. West China.