Aquilegia pumila – Buy alpines


Intriguing compact plant with big blue, white centred flowers from late spring to early summer.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila description

Blue, white centred, spurred flowers from late spring to early summer.
Buds are a pinkish colour, appearing over blue-green compact foliage.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.

A charming little plant, certainly worth putting in the front of a semi shaded border, where not too dry, or 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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Common name: Pumila Dwarf Fan-shaped Columbine.

Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila
Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade.

Sun or semi shade

What type of soil:

Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil.

How much moisture:

Moist, normal.

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.

Size of plant:

Height 15 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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[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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