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Aquilegia flabellata v. nana

Dwarf Japanese Columbine

Purple Aquilegia flabellata v. nana, Aquilegia flabellata v. nana, Dwarf Japanese Columbine

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This dwarf Japanese columbine is a beautiful gem blooming with light blue and white flowers over small waxy leaves.

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Zones 5 - 7
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 20823

Details

8" tall x 8" wide. This is a fabulous dwarf form of the Japanese species beloved for its light blue and white bi-colored flowers. They look like little bonnets nodding over the waxy, ornamental leaves.
SKU 20823
Common Name Dwarf Japanese Columbine
Botanical Name Aquilegia flabellata v. nana
Zones 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 8" tall
Mature Spread 8" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert, Southeast
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Growing Aquilegia (Columbine)
Aquilegia (Columbine) are native, shade loving perennials that provide ample nectar for hummingbirds. They are resistant to browsing rabbits and deer.

    Preferred growing conditions
  • These perennials grow best in compost enriched garden loam and dislike clay.
  • Should be mulched in dry climates with most types of common mulch materials.
  • Prefer regular watering to keep the soil moderately moist, but too much water makes them floppy.
  • Plant in part sun (morning sun/afternoon shade) or dappled shade, although at high elevation (above 7,000 ft.) they will do fine in full sun with regular irrigation. Aquilegia chrysantha and A. desertorum are the most sun tolerant.
  • Prepare the soil with good quality compost (not bagged manure, it’s too salty) and Yum Yum Mix.
    • Special comments
    • Deadhead plants to prolong bloom, but leave some flowers to set seed.
    • Individual Columbine plants can be short lived (3 to 4 years), but they will colonize areas of the garden where they will live for many years.
    • Columbine propagate themselves by re-seeding. To keep them re-seeding true-to-type, it's best to plant each species separate from other species (at least 100 ft. apart or on other sides of your house) to keep the hummingbirds from cross-pollinating them to any great extent.
      • Garden care:
      • Fertilize Aquilegia once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
      • Leave plants standing over the winter and cut back to 1-2" inches above the soil in mid-spring when the plants begin to wake up.
      • If the foliage becomes damaged from leaf miners or becomes straggly during the heat of summer, cut the foliage back hard (2-3" above the ground) and the plants will re-grow fresh, clean foliage in late summer/early fall.

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3.8

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Pros

  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

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  • Garden (3)
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4.0

Charming columbine

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from Prineville, Oregon

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia flabellata v. nana:

    We had a very tough couple of years: severe drought and high temperatures. I don't know if that was the reason, but few of these survived. Those that did are delightful.

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    5.0

    BEAUTIFUL

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    from COON RAPIDS,MN

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia flabellata v. nana:

    IF A ROOT STIMULATOR SHOULD HAVE BEEN USED,I DID.
    IF CERTAIN KIND OF MIX OF DIRTS OR MIX SHOULD BE USED. ALL IN ALL MY PLANTS ARE DOING GREAT! AND I CAN'T WAIT TILL SPRING WHEN THEY FLOWER
    THANK YOU LINDA I

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    5.0

    Delicate looking, but hardy

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    from Santa Fe, NM

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Delicate And Lovely
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia flabellata v. nana:

    I love blue columbine, and all the yellow columbines I've planted do very well, but the Rocky Mountain variety never have done well in my garden. This little one has prospered, and is really beautiful.

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    1.0

    Spring no-show

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    from Dallas, TX

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia flabellata v. nana:

    I planted this with my other plants I bought, but it did not appear this spring. Disappointed.

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    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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