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Aquilegia flabellata Ministar
Aquilegia flabellata Ministar
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Aquilegia flabellata Ministar

Japanese Fan Columbine

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.050.120

(=‘Blue Angel’) Columbines have been grown in gardens for centuries, and are among the most popular of perennials. Hummingbirds will often drop in to sip nectar from the flowers. This dwarf selection features bright blue and white flowers over a compact mound of waxy grey-green foliage. Perfect for the rock garden, edging or in containers and troughs. Since Columbines are relatively short lived, allow some of the plants to go to seed and self sow: the resulting plants may prove to be hybrids and differ from the parents. Leaf miners or sawfly may disfigure the leaves around flowering time. Simply trim off the ugly foliage and the plants will grow fresh leaves. This excellent strain has been offered for many years as Aquilegia flabellata ‘Blue Angel'.

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Aquilegia flabellata Ministar

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
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate