How To Grow Aquilegia
Aquilegia, or more commonly referred to as 'Columbine,' are North American native wild flowers loved for both their expansive range of colorful blooms and their low maintenance care regimen.
The perennials are also notable for their deer and rabbit resistance as well as their ability to withstand drought! With their tall arched stems and delicate bell shaped blooms, the Aquilegia make for a grand statement in any garden!
Columbine plants enjoy conditions of full sun to partial shade for best results.
It is important that you water your new plant thoroughly. Once established, your Columbine will only need watering during extended periods with no rainfall.
Aquilegia prefer a loamy clay soil that is well draining.
Fertilize your native wildflower plant with a water-soluble, slow release fertilizer in the growing months of spring and summer. Fertilize once a month for optimal growth.
Aquilegia thrive in moderate to cooler temperatures and do not appreciate extremely high temperatures. Aquilegia often go dormant in the summer as a result of the unbearable high temperatures.
Non Toxic to animals