General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 to 8 inches (15-20 cm)
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 inches (15-20 cm)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions: Other: RHS-AGM

Common names
  • White Dwarf Fan Columbine
  • Columbine
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Aquilegia japonica
  • Synonym: Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila
Also sold as:
  • 'Nana Alba'

Photo Gallery
  • Posted by sedumzz (Fairfax, VA - Zone 7a) on Dec 8, 2021 7:07 AM concerning plant:
    Flower type: Single
    Spurs: White, curled
    Sepals: White, green tips, rounded edge
    Blade: White, rounded edge

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