Cameo Rose & White Columbine

Aquilegia flabellata 'Cameo Rose & White'

A favorite for late spring color. Nodding blooms are two-tone of rose-pink and white and are long lasting. Perfect for borders or mass planting. Perennial.
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Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-kwi-LEE-jee-a fla-bel-AH-tuh
LoreColumbine has always been associated with doves, known as columba in Latin, and so became a symbol of the Holy Spirit in Medieval Europe.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 4 to 12 in. tall, 4 to 6 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Design IdeasColumbines are wonderfully versatile and fit into virtually any kind of garden. Their origins in the western woodlands make them perfect for semishaded conditions beneath native tree canopies as well as under shade and street trees. Adaptation to wild garden settings and compatibility of the hybrids with natives adapts well to informal naturalistic settings. Bright new colors are equally at home in cottage and country gardens. For small spaces and minimal yards these flowers offer a lot, both their delicate flowers and foliage along with the remarkably wiry stems, all best appreciated at close range.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsColubines blend beautifully with Vesuvius Coral Bells, (Heuchera x 'Vesuvius'), Stop Light Foamy Bells, (x Heucherella 'Stop Light'), Firewitch Cheddar Pink, (Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Firewitch'), Farmington New York Aster, (Aster novi-belgii 'Baldco') and Sunshine Selections Lenten Rose, (Helleborus x hybrida 'Sunshine Selections').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extentsive root system. Cut back hard and feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Trim off dead flowers to encourage reblooming.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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