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.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . 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.
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.
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.
Purchase alpines and rockery plants for your container, raised bed, rockery and patio.
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