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PlantFiles: Dwarf Fan Columbine, Miyama-odamaki
Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aquilegia (a-kwi-LEE-jee-a) (Info)
Species: flabellata var. pumila
Additional cultivar information: (aka Nana)

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Lophophora On Apr 24, 2004, Lophophora from Tokyo
Japan wrote:

This is a dwarf alpine variety of the species, the foliage less than 12cm high, the flowers slightly taller. Japanese breeders have selected strong clones that do well in lowland gardens. They have also selected for a beautiful blue - in the wild it tends to be far more purple.

Will readily self-sow around the garden, and bloom in the second year. The local Cabbage Butterfly larvae consider the blooms a delicacy.

"Odamaki" is the Japanese for columbine, and "miyama" means foothills, or lower mountains.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mount Prospect, Illinois

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