Aquilegia alpina Alpine Columbine

$12.95
$12.95
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Description

Aquilegia alpina, also known as Alpine Columbine, produces abundant true-blue nodding flowers with short spurs over lacy blue-green foliage in mid to late spring.

A perennial great for moist woodland settings, Aquilegia alpina will also grow in full sun with sufficient moisture. Alpine Columbine is drought tolerant once established. Aquilegia alpina's long stems make it a nice cut flower.

Characteristics

  • Common Names: Alpine Columbine
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil.
  • Height at Maturity: 12-18
  • Width at Maturity: 12
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: Midspring to early summer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

For a tidy appearance, deadhead after blooming (cut each flower stem down to the rest of the foliage). The foliage may discolor in the heat or occasionally attract leaf miners. Trim off any affected foliage to encourage new growth.
This is a tough perennial that needs only occasional maintenance. It prefers moist, well-draining soil, but will tolerate drought once established.

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Shipping Info

 IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/8. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/15 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

(Zone 7 is by far our largest group of orders, and we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!)

 

All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Already started
    • Zone 8: Already started
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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We ship via UPS & USPS (the Post Office), and their ship rates are automatically generated through our site. We do not profit on shipping costs. We are working with these providers to get our customers the best rates possible.

All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.