Rocky Mountain columbine

Aquilegia caerulea

Photo/Illustration: 
Jerry Pavia
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Rocky Mountain columbine (Aquilegia caerulea)
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Genus:  Aquilegia
Rocky Mountain columbine is a beautiful, hearty, native perennial with blue and white flowers. It self-sows readily.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Native from Montana to Arizona and New Mexico.
Care:  Provide full sun to partial shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Starting with fresh seed, sow indoors in winter for spring germination.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, rust, aphids, leaf miners, caterpillars.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Island Paradise,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Naturalizing
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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