Fan columbine

Aquilegia flabellata

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Fan columbine (Aquilegia flabellata)
Synonyms:  A. atkinensis
Genus:  Aquilegia
The fan columbine produces short, plump, nodding, blue-purple flowers with white petal tips.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Several cultivars offer superior characteristics.
Care:  Combine with ferns to cover foliage once it begins to fade in summer.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame in spring. Can divide cultivars 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
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Island Paradise,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Naturalizing
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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