AQUILEGIA vulgaris 'Woodside White'( Vervaeneana Group)
Plant Common Name
Common Columbine, Woodside White Columbine
The snowy-white blooms of Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Woodside White’ are an elegant complement to its unusual, bright yellow-green mounds of foliage. The lacy leaves emerge vivid chartreuse in spring, fading to a softer yellow in the warm, summer months. Tall, branched, wiry stems support the pendant, lantern-like blooms, which are held high above the glowing foliage in spring.
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Woodside White’ performs best in dappled sun to partial shade and evenly moist, nutrient-rich soil with good drainage. It will readily cross-pollinate with other columbine and self-sow if allowed to go to seed, which is considered an advantage by some gardeners. However, faded flowers should be removed promptly if new plants are not desired. An ideal choice for woodland plantings and mixed borders, its blooms also make excellent cut flowers.
Aquilegia is a genus of about 70 species that exist across northern temperate zones worldwide. Commonly known as columbine, they are beloved for their fanciful, lantern-like flowers, which usually bloom in spring or summer atop slender stems of varying lengths. These hardy perennials typically form clumps of delicate, pale to deep green, lobed leaves which emerge from small, slender, woody rhizomes (underground lateral stems). Columbine species vary widely in size and habit, and may occur in open woodlands, meadows, or alpine areas. Their colorful blooms are attractive to bees, hummingbirds, and many species of butterflies and moths.
AHS Heat Zone
8 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
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
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
24"-36" / 61.0cm - 91.4cm
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer
Hybrid Origin, Europe