Aquilegia coerulea (Colorado blue columbine)

Native perennial forb with large blue and white nodding flowers, blooming June to September. Occurs on xeric to moist subalpine meadows, open woodlands and near mountain streams; 7,000 to 13,000 ft. elevation. Also use as a landscape ornamental for pollinator habitat. State flower of Colorado.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Ranunculaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single Crown

Mature Height: 24 in.

Bloom Color: Blue

Bloom Period: Late Spring

Annual Precipitation: 12 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Tolerant

Elevation: 

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen fixation: No

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.2-8.4


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 368,000

Seeding Rate: 3-6 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Summer

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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