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A picture of a Semiaquilegia

Semiaquilegia

Semiaquilegia spp.

Aquilegia ecalcarata 01 by Meneerke bloem (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Semiaquilegia Overview

Closely related to aquilegias, and known commonly as false columbine, species in this genus resemble aquilegias but lack the characteristic spur on the back of their flowers. They originate from China where they thrive in bright woodland habitats. They are generally shorter than true columbines and make good groundcover or shady rockery specimens. They will self-seed freely which should be encouraged as they are generally short-lived perennials.

Common problems with Semiaquilegia

How to propagate Semiaquilegia

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Semiaquilegia

Grown for their flowers. Is good for rock gardens.