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Aquilegia flabellata ‘Blackcurrant Ice’
Aquilegia flabellata ‘Blackcurrant Ice’
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Aquilegia flabellata ‘Blackcurrant Ice’


USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.050.270

Columbines have been grown in gardens for centuries, and are among the most popular of perennials. This dwarf strain forms a low mound of ferny blue-green foliage, bearing bicolor flowers with deep plum-purple petals and a soft-yellow trumpet centre. Perfect for the rock garden, for the front edge of a border or in mixed containers and alpine troughs. Self-sown seedlings may appear in other colours. Leaf miners or sawfly may disfigure the leaves around flowering time. Simply trim off the ugly foliage and the plants will grow fresh leaves.

Further details for
Aquilegia flabellata ‘Blackcurrant Ice’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.