(Hinckley's Golden Columbine, Texas Gold Columbine)
The hinckleyana variety of golden columbine is indigenous to the Big Bend area of Texas. In the spring, 'Texas Gold' comes alive with fragrant and showy cup-like golden yellow flowers with long, curving spurs. If deadheaded, it will rebloom throughout the summer. Its ferny bright green mound of foliage will stay attractive all season if kept evenly moist in well-drained soils and shaded from the hot sun. Golden columbine reseeds freely and will cross-pollinate with other columbines, so variations...
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(Benary's Special Columbine, Colorado Blue Columbine)
As the state flower of Colorado, this beautiful blue and white-flowered perennial offers outstanding color to early summer borders. It is native to a large part of the American west where it thrives in the woodlands of the Rockies and other mountain ranges. Its clumps of are lush and pretty when they first appear in spring. The blue-green leaves are three-parted and have a texture similar to that of maidenhair fern. While plants are attractive during the blooming season, the leaves die back when...
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(Arizona Columbine, Desert Columbine, Eagle's Claw)
The easy to grow Arizona columbine is an airy, herbaceous perennial native to the lower southwestern United States. In its native habitat it's found in rocky outcroppings in the higher mountain elevations, so it's drought tolerant and ideal for woodland-rockery gardens. It has an open habit and elegant look when in bloom.
From late spring to early autumn, its tall branched stems bear dainty, nodding, orange-yellow flowers with prominent spurred nectaries. These are subtended by delicate, ferny,...
Gerald L. Klingaman
In scale for a fairy's landscape, Spanish columbine is a dwarf herbaceous perennial native to the Cantabrian Mountains of northern Spain. In its native habitat it's found in moist sunny outcroppings in the higher mountain elevations, ideal for woodland-rockery gardens. It has a mounding habit and is delicate looking when in bloom.
From late spring to early summer, its very short stems bear dainty, nodding, light blue-violet flowers with prominent spurred nectaries and white petals. These are subtended...
James H. Schutte
(Western Red Columbine)
Western red columbine is a natural wildflower for forested landscapes in the west. This species is found in the mountains from Colorado to Utah and southward into Arizona and New Mexico. It is a moderately hardy herbaceous perennial that has yet to become common in cultivation. Overall, this columbine is similar to its eastern cousin, Aquilegia canadensis, but the plant and flowers are smaller, the nodding blooms arguably more elegant, and the floral spurs more dominant.
(Blue Angel Fan Columbine, Fan Columbine)
The delicate flowers of ‘Blue Angel’ are violet-blue with ivory centers and larger than those of standard fan columbine. The mound-forming plants are also more vigorous.
Fan columbine is a small clump-forming alpine that’s well adapted to partial sun. It is a Japanese native that forms an attractive small mound of blue-green foliage. The delicate leaves are three-parted with scalloped edges. Despite its small size ‘Blue Angel’ offers a big floral show. Many short-stemmed blooms rise from the...
James H. Schutte
(Cameo Blue and White Fan Columbine, Dwarf Fan Columbine)
Large beautiful flowers cover this long-blooming dwarf fan columbine in spring. It is a small but vigorous perennial that adds cool color to the garden.
Fan columbine is a small clump-forming alpine that’s well adapted to partial sun. It is a Japanese native that forms an attractive small mound of blue-green foliage. The delicate leaves are three-parted with scalloped edges. Despite its small size it offers a big floral show, especially cultivars in the Cameo Series.
Many large short-stemmed...