Aquilegia coerulea

Aquilegia coerulea

Colorado blue columbine

Previous scientific name(s): Aquilegia coerulea

Moderate water requirement; partial shade. Perennial with large blue and white flowers blooms June to August. Occurs at high elevations throughout the Rocky Mountains. Performs well in gardens, especially when planted in shady or cooler aspects.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 30 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
- 6 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
46.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
368,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Blue & White
Blooming Season: 
Summer