AQUILEGIA caerulea Columbine, Blue is a species of flowering herbaceous perennial plant in the Ranunculaceae family. It is native to the western United States, particularly the Rocky Mountains region, and is known for its attractive blue and white flowers.
Aquilegia Caerulea is one of those alluring flowers that possess the ability to take the beauty of any garden to the highest skies. Its eye-catching unique blue and white color play a vital role in its superiority. Grown in Arizona, New Mexico, and other states of the US, the flower is used for medical purposes concerning abdominal pain and other types of sickness.
The plant typically grows to a height of 30-60 cm (12-24 inches) and has deeply lobed, fern-like leaves that are light green in color. The flowers are large, bell-shaped, and have five petals that are blue with white tips. They bloom in late spring and early summer and are attractive to hummingbirds and other pollinators.
Aquilegia caerulea prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is a hardy plant and can tolerate a wide range of soil types and growing conditions. It can be propagated by seed or by dividing the plant in the fall or early spring.
Columbines are popular garden plants and are often grown in borders, rock gardens, and containers. They are also used in naturalistic plantings and can self-seed readily. The flowers are long-lasting and can be cut for use in floral arrangements. The plant has a reputation in folk medicine as having some medicinal properties, but it is important to note that it can be toxic if ingested in large quantities.
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Scientific Name: Aquilegia Caerulea
Common Name: Colorado Blue Columbine
Plant Type: Perennials
Native Range: Arizona, New Mexico
Full Growth Height: 30-60 cm
Width in Across: 15 in
Exposure: Partial, Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring, Summer
Flower: Star-Like Appearance
Pollinators: Sun, Wind, Water
Flower Color: Blue, White
Tolerate: Deer, Rabbit
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Uses: Medical Purposes