Aquilegia pyrenaica var. discolor description
Blue, white centred, spurred flowers from late spring over compact foliage.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A lovely, tiny plant for an alpine bed or rock garden. It can be short-lived because it flowers so much but often it will reseed itself to continue on.
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Other names: Aquilegia vulgaris var. discolor
Common name: Discolor Spanish Columbine.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy. Can be short lived but it should self seed itself.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim hard after flowering to get fresh new leaves.
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Spread 10 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 100 plants per square metre.
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