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Aquilegia alpina

Aquilegia alpina, alpine columbine, is a stunning perennial with nodding purple-lavender blooms on dark green stems. This low maintenance beauty has a compact clumping habit with lacy foliage. Aquilegia alpina is deer-resistant and naturalizes well. It prefers well-drained soils, making it an ideal plant for rock gardens. It is also excellent for container gardens and shady gardens or landscapes. Aquilegia alpina’s attractive blooms and hardy nature make it a popular choice among gardeners and plant enthusiasts.

  • Naturalizes well
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Low maintenance
  • Excellent for container plants and cut flowers

Plant Details +

Botanical Aquilegia alpina
Common Name Alpine Columbine
Family Ranunculaceae
Height 8-18"
Spacing 18"
Hardiness 3-10
Exposure Full Sun to Part Shade
Foliage Dark Green
Flower Purple / Lavender
Bloomtime Late Spring to Early Summer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Prefers rich, moist soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling.2. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2" below the soil surface.3. Cover with soil to original soil surface. Water thoroughly. Mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture. Fertilizer is not required; however, a balanced, slow release fertilizer may be applied in the spring to encourage healthy growth.