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Columbine in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Aquilegia

 

Columbine

An upright, attractive looking plant. This species are popular garden flowers and appear in a variety of single colours and bi-colours with single or double blooms. Though perennial, they are best treated as biennials as cultivars can be short-lived. Remove flower-heads to prevent the plant going to seed as they self seed.

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plant Features
  • Columbine likes full sun to deep shade

    Full sun to deep shade

  • Columbine likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Columbine is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Columbine likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Columbine

Latin name

Aquilegia

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Ranunculaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Columbine likes full sun to deep shade

    Full sun to deep shade

  • Frost

    Columbine is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Columbine likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Columbine likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Columbine is 0.20meters x 0.80meters 0.20 M 0.80 M

Aquilegia

An upright, attractive looking plant. This species are popular garden flowers and appear in a variety of single colours and bi-colours with single or double blooms. Though perennial, they are best treated as biennials as cultivars can be short-lived. Remove flower-heads to prevent the plant going to seed as they self seed.


Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Flowers from late spring to early summer. Remove flower stems at base after flowering or, leave to collect seed.

 

When to plant

From Mid Autumn TO Early Spring

Plant in autumn or spring in moist but well drained soil

 

Propagation by seed Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seeds into flowering position.

 

Propagation by seed

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Sow seeds into flowering position.

 
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