General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Columbine
  • Blue Limestone Columbine
  • Jones' Columbine

Photo Gallery
Location: Hampton,  Virginia
Date: 2010-12-14
Aquilegia jonesii , grown from seeds, ex Alplains
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Date: 2021-05-06
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Date: 2020-08-27
What a pleasant, late-summer surprise!
Location: Home
Date: 2022-07-14
For help, with identification of seedling in Summer.
Location: Home
Date: 2022-06-09
A better Macro, than the previous entry. For these tiny seedlings
Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.
Date: 2014-05-01 
2013 seedling (purchased) emerging spring 2014; note extremely ti
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Date: 2020-04-23
Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On April 23, 2022 Transplanted
On 7-8-2019, planted 3 in the front side yard on the north side of the path. (None made it there, though.)
MrsBinWY On October 5, 2019 Transplanted
on 10-5-2019: 1 in the scallop bed between Phyteuma scheuchzeri and Pulsatilla rubra
MrsBinWY On July 8, 2019 Transplanted
On 7-8-2019, planted 3 at the end of the stream by Marci's yellow Spuria-type iris. One returned in 2020 but got too dry once the weather got hot.
MrsBinWY On July 4, 2019 Transplanted
on 7-4-2019, planted 3 in side yard by Clematis scottii.
MrsBinWY On April 26, 2019 Potted up
10 pots of 12 plants
MrsBinWY On January 5, 2019 Potted up
Potted up 6 seedlings from the 2017 sowing. ~11 more still in the container. Wait on potting them up, pending how the first 6 do.
MrsBinWY On May 25, 2018 Seeds germinated
~20 seedlings from the 2017 sowing were up
MrsBinWY On November 25, 2017 Seeds sown
Experiment: Eight (8) 2.25" pots in garden hoop, seeds from Alplains. Zero germination as of 5-13-18; pots spent the summer, fall and early winter in back patio area; brought the pots into the sun room 1-5-19.
MrsBinWY On February 4, 2017 Seeds sown
coffee filter in baggie in fridge, Z3, P, GL, 3:6w, 50 seeds from Alplains; 3-24-17 put seeds in milk jug on back patio; no germination as of 12-3-17 (holding container over)
ShawnSteve On June 9, 2022 Plant emerged
I wasn't exactly certain, of the exact date, they'd germinated. While I'd suspect I've finally found, right where I'd sown them.
ShawnSteve On December 31, 2020 Seeds sown
Stratification, for approximately 90 days.
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