Beautiful, well-drawn and colorful flowers, perched atop long, thin stems dominating thick, glaucous foliage, give this plant, columbine, an airy touch that enlivens and brightens the garden.
• Perennial plant
• Hardy plants
• Evergreen foliage.
• Temperature resistant: up to approx. -20 ° C.
• Easy to hybridize.
The Ancolie quickly takes its place in the garden, thanks to a rapid growth, without being overflowing or invasive ...
• Lots of varieties, both in terms of choice of colors and shapes! The most common columbine: a calyx of 4 sepals supports the flower, which itself consists of 5 petals. It is found in solid color or with gradient colors. there are still multi-colored varieties, usually darker in the center of the flower, from which the stamens spring out.
• In the many varieties, some are found with a double row of petals and others, more "dense" in the shape of a ponpon.
• The size also varies from 20 to 80 cm.
• The Ancolie reseeds itself without difficulty.
Columbine requires a light and humus soil (made up of Humus), rather cool and well drained.
• Prepare the seedlings in March.
• Favor the use of a tray rather than a bucket
• Flowering varies depending on the variety of May-June to September.
• Flowering is not intense.
• TheColumbine Alpina, 50cm, with white flowers.
• TheColumbine Bertolonii, 30cm, violet, with stamens protruding from the corolla.
• TheColumbine Flabalata, several colors, 15cm high. it is a variety native to Japan. In its original environment, it grows naturally in rock gardens. She has a long flowering.
• The most common colors: columbines with white, red, purple, yellow, white and red flowers…
Choose flowers that also appreciate moist and fertile land, ferns, euphorbias (beware of poisonous plants), amaranths ...
• In the garden: cultivated in meadows or in beds of perennials
• And without a garden? The Ancolie is perfect in a pot as long as you are careful when potting
• Create a mixture of potting soil, sand and garden soil so that the substrate is rich, sufficiently light and well drained.
In photo (top), Columbine cultivar ‘Magpie’ by picked on wikipedia picture under Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0
In photo (above), Aquilegia vulgaris, Follavanointed picked on wikipedia picture under Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0
Garden columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris)
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Black Barlow'
Alpine columbine (Aquilegia alpina)
Columbine of the Pyrenees (Aquilegia pyrenaica)
Blue columbine (Aquilegia caerulea)
Yellow columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha)
Black columbine (Aquilegia atrata)
Canada columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
Dwarf columbine (Aquilegia flabellata)
Aquilegia flabellata 'Ministar'
There are many varieties with different characteristics and qualities:
On the other hand, if the places of culture are in the southern hemisphere, it is advisable to use with the most extreme caution the texts proposed.
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She is originally from Europe.
It is a "romantic" and "poetic" plant which made dream all the great poets such Ronsard and Chateaubriand. For them columbine rhymes with melancholy.
Common columbine, which is found in nature, and which is a traditional garden plant, resembles itself spontaneously.
Flowers of columbine consist of five kinds of cones with the petals extended into a peron.
She has given birth to many hybrids that show single or double and solid or two-colored flowers.
Flowers of a common columbine have an excellent vase life and form country bouquets.
Attention, columbine is a plant considered poisonous, if ingested, and mainly the seeds.
Ornamental flowering perennial.
Very hardy, it tolerates temperatures down to -20В ° C.
Deciduous, oval and bluish green leaves.
Massif, flower bed, rockery, cut flowers (for tall varieties)
Light, humus, cool and well-drained.
It does not support excessively chalky soils.
Add manure or mature compost to the plantation.
A new addition is to be made every year in the spring.
Partial shade to sunny, without too much direct sun.
50 to 100 cm on varieties.
1 cm of seed covering with refined soil.
Sow from April to May or from September to November.
After transplanting in pots, they will be put in place in autumn or spring.
The seeds can be collected for future sowing. They retain their germination faculties for 2 years.
The plants are planted in March or April or in September and October.
Divide the clumps in late autumn, if necessary.
Cut faded flowers regularly to promote flowering and prevent the plant from draining unnecessarily (unless you want to collect the seeds or have spontaneous seedlings).
In the summer, hoe to aerate the earth and to water in case of drought.
In October, cut the tufts down to the ground.
Flowers, single or double, from May to July.
Pale shades of blue, yellow, pink, red.
Flowers are united or two-colored depending on varieties.
Snails, slugs and aphids.
It is an excellent companion for plants of massive or fresh rockery.
There is no proven incompatibility.
Plant category: Flowers.
Period of sowing and planting: To carry out sowing in rising and waning moon and in lunar days in Libra, Gemini and Aquarius.
Transplanting and planting are done in the waning moon.
Maintenance works : Lunar days in Libra, Gemini and Aquarius.
The divisions are made in the waning moon.
For more information on the influence of the moon on plants, you can consult the file MOON AND GARDEN.
Month by month and day by day, you will find the details of the work to be done.
There are about sixty species and numerous hybrids.
Columbine "Crimson Start" : Variety 70 cm high with red and white flowers from May to June.
Columbine "Nora Barlow" : Variety 80 cm high with double pompom-shaped flowers, red and white, from May to June.
Columbine "Rose Barlow" : Variety 60 cm high with double flowers in pink pompoms, from May to July.
Columbine "Ruby Port" Variety 70 cm high with dark purple double flowers from May to July.
Columbine "Tequila Sunrise" : Variety 60 cm high with orange and yellow flowers from May to July.
Aquilegia Alpina: Common wild species of the Alps 50 cm high with blue spring flowers.