Columbine
Aquilegia x caerulea 'Origami Red & White'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aquilegia (a-kwi-LEE-jee-a) (Info)
Species: x caerulea
Cultivar: Origami Red & White

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Fresno, California

Temecula, California

Colorado Springs, Colorado (2 reports)

Cos Cob, Connecticut

Des Plaines, Illinois

Urbandale, Iowa

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bend, Oregon

Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

Austin, Texas

Hereford, Texas

Los Fresnos, Texas

Palestine, Texas

Port Arthur, Texas

Morgantown, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 4, 2013, RikksRotten from Temecula, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I planted a couple in the last (2012) late fall, they survived the winter despite 28deg and frost. I have it in a NW location and its now April and they're over 2ft tall and blooming. Like most aquilegia's they need a spot that gets moving air or the white mildew will take its toll., and if you top water it will be inevitable. I also have some that I started from seed and all are doing great.

Positive

On May 19, 2007, laura10801 from Fairfield County, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:

What a pretty flower! I planted it a month ago and it is growing nicely with lots and lots of new flowers. I've been pretty good about dead-heading, but aside from that, I have done nothing to it, other than give it a dose of fertilizer when I first planted it. It is growing in heavy soil in half sun and half shade and it seems pretty healthy.