Aquilegia skinneri

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Aquilegia skinneri Hook.

Ranunculaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   8

Moisture: moist

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

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: campanulate
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: stemless

Taxonomy

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

Aquilegia skinneri is a perennial.

Naming

Aquilegia skinneri was described by William Jackson Hooker in 1842. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

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.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a stemless growth and reach heights of 60 to 80 centimetres.

Leaves

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.

Root System

Distribution

Aquilegia skinneri is native to to the mountain regions of New Mexico.

Cultivation

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 -12°C (USDA zone 8).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

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

Uses

The perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as cut flowers.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

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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