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Aquilegia alpina

Alpine Columbine

  • Category: Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:3-8
  • Height:12-18 Inches
  • Spread:15 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Blue/Purple

Blue, sometimes white, nodding unique flowers. Leaves resemble grayish-buttercup foliage as they unfurl. Perfect for hummingbird gardens. Plant in groups for best effect.

Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Hummingbirds
Exposure
Partial Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Organic
Attributes
Ground Cover
Bloom Time
May - June
Additional Information about Aquilegia alpina

Columbine means 'dove-like'. The flower often represented the dove of peace in medieval paintings.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Aquilegia alpina

Grow best with morning sun and afternoon shade. Great for rock gardens, woodland gardens or as a border plant. May go dormant in summer. Cultivate soil at base in late fall.