Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
AQUILEGIA 'Origami Blue and White'( ORIGAMI SERIES)
Columbine, Origami Blue and White Columbine
This compact hybrid columbine is an eye-catching perennial that offers large starry spurred soft violet-blue and white flowers in profusion. It blooms more heavily for longer and will even flower in the first year from seed.
In spring it puts forth open mounds of three parted, soft green, lobed leaves. By late spring to early summer it bears erect stems of upward facing or nodding large spurred flowers with violet-blue outer petals and white spurred inner petals. Pretty golden stamens extend from the center of each flower.
Grow columbine in full sun to partial shade and fertile well-drained soil that’s evenly moist. The more sunlight the more important it is the soil has available moisture. They can be short-lived, but self-sow gently to replace themselves; though the seedlings will not come true to seed. Deadhead spent flowers immediately if you don’t want new plants to seed in.
The flowers of ‘Origami Blue and White’ attract many pollinators. This deer resistant perennial is terrific for cottage or open woodland gardens and mixed flower borders. It’s even suited to container culture. Columbine flowers are pretty when cut for arrangements, though they are not long-lasting. Mix them with pink seathrift and Carpathian harebell for a jolly early summer display.
8 - 1
3 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Clay, Loam, Sand
White, Blue Violet
Sea Green, Yellow Green
Container, Mixed Border
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