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Aquilegia atrovinosa

Dark Columbine

Columbine

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These darkly elegant Aquilegias have rich purple flowers that have deep blue almost black accents, rising above interesting variegated foliage; a graceful addition to the garden or along border edges

Description

These darkly elegant Aquilegias have rich purple flowers that have deep blue almost black accents, rising above interesting variegated foliage; a graceful addition to the garden or along border edges

Landscape Attributes

Dark Columbine is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Dark Columbine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Dark Columbine will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

12 inches (18 inches with the flowers)

18 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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