Common Name: Columbine
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.70 m (70 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.50 m (50 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Purple, Pink, Red, White, Yellow|
|Foliage Colour: Blue/Green||Flowering Period: May to July|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Aquilegia are grown for their attractive bell-shaped pendulous flowers that are produced in late spring and early summer. There are many hybrids and cultivars. There are a wide range of flower colours including purple, yellow, pink, white and red. Some cultivars have bi-coloured flowers.
The flowers are produced on upright flower stalks which range in height between 30cm and 75cm. If you allow Aquilegia to self-seed around the garden they will cross and surprise you with a display of varying new shades annually. Aquilegia have greenish-blue lobed basal leaves.
Some cultivars have variegated leaves.
Aquilegia McKana Group
Aquilegia 'Schneekonigin' (syn. Snow Queen)