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botanical name:
Aquilegia buergeriana 'Calimero'
Aquilegia buergeriana 'Calimero' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Columbine, Granny's bonnet
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.20m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Dwarf variety making a compact mound of deeply divided foliage. Pendulous spurred flowers with creamy yellow corollas and reddish purple sepals, in late spring and early summer.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade.

propagation:
From seed, germination can be erratic. Also by division in spring, may be slow to re-establish.

usage:
Good for containers, raised beds and rock gardens

other notes:
Named after an Italian cartoon character, a baby chicken.

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