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AQUILEGIA 'Origami Mix'

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Jesse Saylor

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

AQUILEGIA 'Origami Mix'( ORIGAMI SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Columbine, Origami Mix Columbine

General Description

Cultivars in the Origami Series are compact, heavy-blooming and bloom longer than most. They are even said to flower in the first year from seed.

In spring they put forth open mounds of three parted, soft green, lobed leaves. By late spring to early summer they offer erect stems of upward facing or nodding large spurred flowers in bicolored or solid shades of yellow, violet-blue, pink, red, rose or white. 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.

Like all columbine, members of the Origami Series are highly attractive to bees, butterflies and/or hummingbirds. These deer resistant perennials are terrific for open woodland gardens, mixed borders and can even be grown in containers. Columbine flowers are pretty when cut for arrangements, though they are not long-lasting.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Pink, Rose

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Sea Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Sea Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Sea Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes