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Aquilegia alpina

More About Aquilegia alpina

  • Compact blue-green foliage
  • Violet-blue flowers
  • Excellent container plant
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Interesting Notes:

Native to the Swiss alps, it has been an addition to the North American garden for a long time.

Zone:

2

Height:

45-60 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Blue,Violet
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Alpine Columbine Growing and Maintenance Tips

Aquilegia is an easy to grow perennial, growing best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Extended periods of drought may cause aquilegia to go into dormancy. Deadheading will help promote more blooms. They are somewhat susceptible to leaf miner and sawfly, which disfigure the foliage. As the plants usually wane in midsummer, it is safe to cut them down, to prevent self-seeding.


Aquilegia alpina Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Poisonous
Poisonous
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Dwarf

Foliage Color

Green
Blue

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Aquilegia alpina

Symphyandra zanzegur

Symphyandra zanzegur

Rock Bellflower