Oriental Columbine

Striking blooms.

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A handsome combination of sulphur yellow and wine red blooms. The flowers open freely from around November to January.

Oriental Columbine is a magnificent Columbine or Aquilegia species from Japan and Eastern Asia where it grows in open woodlands. The foliage forms a verdant mound of lacy leaves through spring and summer.

Oriental Columbines grow well in full sun to light shade. It will flower better with protection from hot afternoon sun. Water to establish and keep moist in active growth.

Oriental Columbines look best in massed plantings or in large containers. After the initial flowering has finished, it is a good idea to cut the stems back to the basal foliage and fertilise for future blooms. Leave the last flowers of the season to form seed heads to increase your stock.

The botanical name, Aquilegia stems from the Latin word for Eagle, as the spurs of the flowers resemble Eagles talons.

Aquilegias are commonly known as Columbines or Granny's Bonnets.

Code

AQYOC

Botantical name

Aquilegia oxysepala

Height

40-60cm

Width

40-60cm

Flowers

Spring to Summer

Climate

Cool to Temperate

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

2