Columbine - Aquilegia species - How to grow Columbine flowers

Columbines are perennial (sometimes treated as a biennial) woodland plants that bloom in spring and early summer. There are around 60 or so species within the genus Aquilegia, which gets its...

Students choose new name for the Columbine Café - CSU Pueblo Today

CSU-Pueblo’s Columbine Cafeteria will soon be known by a new, ThunderWolf-inspired name: the PackCafe’.

The Columbine, which is the main dining hall on campus, is located in the Occhiato University Center and serves hundreds of students and faculty each day.

Following the school shooting at Columbine High School in 1999, management of the cafeteria, which was named for the...


  1. The columbine plant (Aquilegia) is an easy-to-grow perennial that offers seasonal interest throughout much of the year. It blooms in a variety of colors during spring, which emerge from its attractive dark green foliage that turns maroon colored in fall. The bell-shaped flowers are also a favorite ...
  2. Aquilegia (common names: granny's bonnet, columbine) is a genus of about 60–70 species of perennial plants that are found in meadows, woodlands, and at higher altitudes throughout the Northern Hemisphere, known for the spurred petals of their flowers
  3. Plant taxonomy classifies columbine plants as Aquilegia.For instance, Aquilegia canadensis is the red columbine. But there are a number of different species and cultivars.This flower is in the buttercup family, as are such popular landscape plants as Clematis.
  4. If a flower is blue, we pine for it. If it is green, brown or black, we’ll kill for it. Two species of columbine satisfy the requirements of both the gardener with refined tastes and the full-blown plant freak: fan columbine (Aquilegia flabellate), Zones 3 to 9, and green columbine (A. viridiflora), above, Zones 4 to 8.
  5. A note for high-altitude gardeners: columbine can be planted up to 9,000 feet, and some varieties thrive even at 10,000 feet. Starting Columbine Flowers from Seed. You may want to try growing columbine on your own from seed. It is a biennial plant that will not flower until its second year, however.
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