Native plants for wetlands, fields or forests and an eclectic mix of other botanic delights

Aquilegia alpina

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Limited Supply
Alpine Columbine
A Stunning Blue to Grace Your Garden
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
Light Preference:
Part Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist (Mesic)
$7.50/1 qt.

Aquilegia (Columbine; from Latin columba "dove") is a genus of about 60-70 species of perennials that are found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes.  It is a member of the buttercup family.  In our native selections, we carry the adaptable Aquilegia canadensis.

For shear blue beauty, we carry Aquilegia alpina a lovely, long-blooming species, native to European mountain meadows and forests. It has been cultivated for it's beauty for centuries, and is native to the European Alps and Apennines.

The flowers are large and short-spurred, a vibrant profusion of violet-blue gracing 12 to 18 inch tall plants from mid-spring well into summer.  Hardy and adaptable, it will self sow, and sometimes cross pollinate with other Aquilegias growing nearby.  Leafminers can sometimes be a problem.

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Prices listed are subject to change, based upon size change and availability.

We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

We will consider contract growing an order with appropriate advance notice and availability of seed, cuttings or lining out stock.

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Kollar Nursery | 5200 West Heaps Road, Pylesville, MD 21132 | 410.836.0500
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