Posted: 10/05/2014 at 11:52
The native Aquilegia Vulgaris look like this and come in a limited range of colours:
Picture taken from the Touchwood site, here:
Most of the ones found in our gardens are crosses of the native one, which has dominant genes, so seedlings are often more like the wild form than any cultivar. They are more often classified by flower shape such as 'clematis' ,'long spurred', double, etc. as they are so promiscuous that it makes little sense to give these crosses individual names. Great fun to breed them yourself though - several of us on the forum do that.