Cameo Blue & White Columbine
Aquilegia flabellata 'Cameo Blue & White'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate grower, reaches 6 to 8 in. tall, 12 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Hummingbirds, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Anemone (Anemone); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.