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Rocky Mountain columbine

Aquilegia caerulea

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Rocky Mountain columbine is a beautiful, hearty, native perennial with blue and white flowers. It self-sows readily.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsNative from Montana to Arizona and New Mexico.

CareProvide full sun to partial shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil.

PropagationStarting with fresh seed, sow indoors in winter for spring germination.

ProblemsPowdery mildew, rust, aphids, leaf miners, caterpillars.

  • Genus : Aquilegia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Self Seeds
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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