Alpine columbine

Aquilegia alpina

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Alpine columbine (Aquilegia alpina)
ak-will-EE-zsah al-PINE-ah
Synonyms:  A. montana
Genus:  Aquilegia
This plant bears terminal racemes of two to three nodding blue flowers, sometimes with white tips.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  A white form of this species exists, var. alba.
Care:  Provide part shade and good drainage. Alpine columbine can be grown in stone walls.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame in spring. Cultivars can be divided in spring, but plants respond slowly to root disturbance.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, rust, fungal leaf spots. Aphids, leaf miners, and caterpillars.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Island Paradise
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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