Cameo Rose & White Columbine
Aquilegia flabellata 'Cameo Rose & White'
Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||a-kwi-LEE-jee-a fla-bel-AH-tuh|
|Lore||Columbine 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 Maturity||Fast growing to 4 to 12 in. tall, 4 to 6 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Spring|
|Design Ideas||Columbines 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Companion Plants||Colubines 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