Aquilegia alpina - Alpine Columbine

Alpine Columbine

Aquilegia alpina

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


Blue, Violet

45-60 cm

25-30 cm

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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.

Additional Notes about Alpine Columbine:

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