Columbine - Clementine Blue
Columbine Clementine Blue, Aquilegia vulgaris 'Clementine Blue' is part of a spectacular new generation of Columbine with flowers resembling a small double flowering Clematis.
The bright blue flowers of 'Clementine Blue' are fully double and spurless and face upward to greet you in the garden. In late spring and early summer, they produce picture perfect bouquets of flowers just above the mounded foliage.
'Clementine Blue' is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It tolerates a wide range of soils except heavy, poorly drained ones; prefers rich, moist soils with light to moderate shade.
Remove flowering stems after bloom to encourage additional bloom. Keep soils uniformly moist after bloom to prolong attractive foliage appearance. When foliage depreciates, plants may be cut to the ground. Resistant to both deer and rabbits.
'Clementine Blue' performs best when planted in partially shaded areas. It blooms in late spring to early summer and it can be used as a cut flower.
Being very hardy, the columbine will likely survive the first light frosts, and then go dormant for the winter. This plant does not require mulching or protection in the winter.
Hummingbirds love the showy blooms that are loaded with nectar!
* Spurless blooms
* Moderate shade
* Winter hardy
|Family||Aquilegia Clementine Blue|
|Mature Height||12 to 18 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 to 18 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|