Aquilegia ecalcarata

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Aquilegia ecalcarata Maxim.

Ranunculaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: basal
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: bipinnate

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: follicle

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: nodding

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Aquilegia ecalcarata is a perennial with purple-pink flowers.

Naming

Aquilegia ecalcarata was described by Carl Johann Maximowicz in 1889. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Aquilegia ecalcarata 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

Aquilegia ecalcarata - flowers

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 20 to 40 centimetres.

Leaves

Aquilegia ecalcarata is deciduous. The green, bipinnate leaves are basal. The ovate leaflets are crenate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Aquilegia ecalcarata produces umbels of nodding, purple campanulate flowers from June to July.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Aquilegia ecalcarata is native to China.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber:

  • woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)
  • woods (soil usually rich in organic material)

Uses

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

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing.

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Aquilegia ecalcarata is 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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