Cameo Blue & White Columbine
Aquilegia flabellata 'Cameo Blue & White'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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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||Moderate grower, reaches 6 to 8 in. tall, 12 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, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Coral 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