Aquilegia saximontana

Aquilegia saximontana
Aquilegia saximontana

Aquilegia saximontana

Plant Details:
This dwarf species is endemic to the Colorado Rocky Mountains and can be found growing in rock slides and screes or on the edge of timber lines. For a plant found in such challenging conditions it is incredibly adaptable to home gardens, thriving in a variety of garden conditions. The flowers are shaped-with large sepals and tiny hooked spurs. Flowering will occur over a 3 month period.

Height:
Up to 10 cm or 4”.

Soil Type:
Whilst it is at home in a scree, it is quite adaptable to light soils that contain a mixture of loam, grit and small stone pieces such as blue metals.

Aspect:
Best in full sun, however it still performs quite well in part shade.

Climate: With the exception of the tropics,the plant is very adaptable to the Australian climate coping with our hot summers and cooler winters quite well. It is rated to -25 deg C.