Aquilegia saximontana
Aquilegia saximontana
Aquilegia saximontana
Aquilegia saximontana
Aquilegia saximontana
Aquilegia saximontana

Aquilegia saximontana

Rocky Mountain Columbine

Ranunculaceae

Height

10 - 15 cm

Flower colour

bicoloured, blue and white

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, gritty

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

Rocky Mountains

Aquilegia is a genus in the family Ranunculaceae. They are  hardy plants that prefer fairly moist soil and semi-shade. However, the genus includes a few alpine plants that need full sun and well drained soil.

Propagation:


Seed – seed germinates slowly and at low temperatures, best sown in September - November.

Seed not covered and stored outside until germination. Germination can be slow, seed may germinate a year later so it‘s important to not throw it away prematurely.

A compact alpine, well suited for rock gardens. It has delicate, ferny foliage and small bicoloured flowers, light blue and white. It needs a sunny position and well drained, gritty soil. It is hardy.

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