Aquilegia skinneri Hook.
Aquilegia skinneri is a perennial.
Aquilegia skinneri was described by William Jackson Hooker in 1842. The name is considered as validly published.
Aquilegia skinneri 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.
The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of 60 to 80 centimetres.
Aquilegia skinneri is deciduous. The leaves are petiolate. The leaves are around 30 to 40 centimetres large and have a glabrous surface.
Flowers and Fruits
Aquilegia skinneri produces yellow campanulate flowers from May to July.
The perennials produce follicles.
Aquilegia skinneri is native to to the mountain regions of New Mexico.
The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 6,5 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -12Â°C (USDA zone 8).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)
- woods (soil usually rich in organic material)
The perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as cut flowers.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.