Aquilegia flabellata

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Aquilegia flabellata Siebold & Zucc.

Ranunculaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   3

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: rosette
Leaves: decidious

Shape: obovate

Division: ternate

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: single
Habit: nodding

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Ranunculopsida
Subclassis:
Ranunculidae
Superordo:
Ranunculanae
Ordo:
Ranunculales

Aquilegia flabellata, commonly known as fan columbine, is a perennial.

Naming

Aquilegia flabellata was described by Philipp Franz von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini in 1845. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aquilegia flabellata is a species in the genus Aquilegia which contains approximately 117 to 141 species and belongs to the family of the Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family). The type species of the genus is Aquilegia vulgaris.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of 10 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Aquilegia flabellata is deciduous. The fern-green, ternate leaves are in rosettes. The obovate leaflets are crenate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aquilegia flabellata produces solitary nodding, blue campanulate flowers from June to July.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Aquilegia flabellata is native to Japan.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • rockeries

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 20 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 5 to 10. Suited for rockeries.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Aquilegia flabellata is moderately toxic.

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Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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