Rocky Mountain Columbine
18" tall x 15" wide (seed propagated). Rocky Mountain Columbine is the state flower of Colorado, and is treasured for its big blue and white flowers. A must for mountain gardeners, this plant is at its best in cool, higher altitude areas of the West. At lower elevations, place in cool shady beds that receive regular watering. Not recommended for hot , humid climates. Campanula rotundifolia makes a fine companion plant.
|Common Name||Rocky Mountain Columbine|
|Botanical Name||Aquilegia caerulea|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade|
|Flower Color||Blue, White|
|Mature Height||18" tall|
|Mature Spread||15" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Season||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant|
|Ideal Region||Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
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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