Alpine columbine Aquilegia alpina

alpine columbine


A. alpina is an herbaceous perennial, up to 80cm high, with blue-green leaves and nodding, bright blue or blue and white flowers in spring

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      alpine columbine breath of God

    • Common names

      Aquilegia montana

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required, but can be cut back after flowering

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed as soon as seed is ripe in late summer, or by division in spring

  • insectPests

    May be affected by aphids and leaf-miners

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by powdery mildews and aquilegia downy mildew