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Aquilegia pubescens

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Aquilegia pubescens

Botanical Name: Aquilegia pubescens
Common Name: Sierra Columbine

Beautiful columbine with bright yellow blooms. Tolerates snow, freezing temperatures and poor acidic soils. Excellent for high elevation gardens. Also grows extremely well at TPF.

Plant Family: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Low and bushy
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: High Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Open generally rocky slopes, shrubland, subalpine forest, alpine from 7300-11,000'

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