Cameo Blue & White Columbine

Aquilegia flabellata 'Cameo Blue & White'

A favorite for late spring color...delicately nodding, long lasting, two-tone blooms of blue and white stand upright on compact clumps of gray-green foliage. An easy-to-grow plant for mixed borders, containers and mass planting. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Herbaceous perennial.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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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 MaturityModerate grower, reaches 6 to 8 in. tall, 12 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 ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Anemone (Anemone); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. Best kept with evenly moist soil, but not soggy. Cut back hard and feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Trim off dead flowers to encourage re-bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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