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Aquilegia alpina

 
Aquilegia alpina
blue alpine columbine
Common name blue alpine columbine
Family ranunculaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-7)
Flowers deep blue (spring)
Size 20"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
Seed ripenslate June

Species columbine native to the Alps, not too different in its overall appearance from common columbine: characteristically cut blue-green leaves, cool torpedo buds, and spurred flowers. The flowers are fairly large, and usually face downward.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: rock garden annex, , side garden, orchard nursery area

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '08/'09 exchange. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (3%G, 3d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 35F (10w) - 70F (1%G, 3d)
  3. Seed from '12 garden, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 35F (10w) - 70F (58%G, 4-10d)
  4. Seed from '14 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 35F (10w) - 70F (82%G, 4-10d)


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