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A picture of a Alpine Columbine

Alpine Columbine

Aquilegia alpina

Also known as

Columbine

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Alpine Columbine Overview

This plant will produce nodding flowers which are delicate but sturdy. The flowers are lavender-blue with lavender-blue sepals but sometimes the tube of the flower will be very pale blue or white.

Common problems with Alpine Columbine

How to propagate Alpine Columbine

Seed

Store seeds in the refrigerator for 3 weeks before sowing. When sowing, do not cover the seeds, as they need light for germination and will germinate best at a temperature of 70 to 75 degrees.

Special features of Alpine Columbine

Other uses of Alpine Columbine

Rock gardens. Spring/summer interest.