Aquilegia – Kirigami Deep Blue and White Columbine
For blue charming flowers you’ve hit the jackpot with Kirigami Deep Blue and White Columbine, Aquilegia. Its dark blue and white long spurred blossoms appear over a long time in spring. One of the most cherished of all perennials, Columbine, Aquilegia, delight us with enchanting flowers from late spring into early summer. A member of the Kirigami series, whose exceptionally long spurred flowers are upturned, rather than facing down. Columbine live for 2-3 years, however, given a good home, they reseed nicely.
Columbine are among the most graceful of garden plants with lacy bluish-green foliage. Their unique flowers dangle elegantly over their ferny leaves. Columbine are naturally at home in woodland settings and look lovely mixed in with other shade loving perennials. Pollinators visit them often. Use Columbine in cutting, pollinator, cottage, and shady perennial borders. Columbine make an excellent cut flower, and are deer and rabbit resistant. Columbine live for 2-3 years, however, given a good home, they reseed nicely.
Growing instructions: Columbine prefer a part shade location and well drained soil. Good drainage is a must. They will naturalize in woodland areas. Removing spent flowers before they turn to seed will prolong blooming. If their leaves get infected with leaf miner, clip off infected leaves or cut back foliage hard and discard. Soon after a flush of healthy leaves will appear.