Rocky Mountain Columbine
10 - 15 cm
bicoloured, blue and white
June - July
well drained, gritty
acid - neutral - alkaline
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.
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.