L’columbine is a pretty lively, discreet but very decorative when’it is planted in bouquet.
From sowing to flowering, the’maintenance is very easy while the’effect is very decorative.
In short, that’you should know:
Family : Buttercup
Type : Vivace
Height : 20 to 80 cm
Exposure : Sunny and part shade
Ground : Ordinary, well drained
Flowering : April to June
Planting, seeding of’Columbine:
Above all, remember that the’location is important because the columbines love the sun but cool soils. Light shade can s’be important where the climate is hot and dry the’summer.
Columbines then reseed spontaneously d’year.
Purchased bucket, the’columbine crashes in’autumn or spring but especially outside periods of freezing.
If you want to make a planting, seedlings up possible from months’April provided that the soil temperature is higher than 12 °
If your climate does not allow it, prefer a seedlings under shelter for establishing two months later.
To expedite the lifting, hold your seeds at the bottom of your refrigerator for 15 days and sow at the end of this period.
- These are relatively short-lived plants, but that self-seed freely.
- So leave the’columbine reseed, you will have nice surprises
- Multiplication division of the tuft to’autumn or early spring, but this technique is to avoid because the roots are fragile and’columbine n’not like to be disturbed ...
Size and Care’Columbine:
Remove the faded flowers as in order to stimulate’emergence of new flowers and’exhaust the plant.
- By cutting off the faded flowers, you also avoid too intrusive spontaneous seedlings
Fold the end of flowering foliage. Especially if your columbines were affected by’powdery mildew, turning off any leaves room for new foliage and a new flowering.
- Cutting back can be done several times a’year without risk to plant
L’columbine that’sometimes called Glove Bergère Glove Notre Dame, Cornette, Aiglantine, Columbine or Tourette gives very pretty flowers that will help you create beautiful bouquets.
You will place mostly solid, but there are also the border or rockery.
L’columbine forms clumps to blue-green foliage and if the alpine species are quite small, the massive varieties can reach 1 m high.
Finally,’columbine very tolerant of acid soils and s’perfectly accommodates all ericaceous plants.
Enemies and common parasites in the’Columbine:
L’columbine is very sensitive to’Powdery mildew and it is often difficult to s’discard. Better to avoid so that’he s’installs.
- Do not water the leaves, especially in summer
- Remove foliage reached as
- Follow our tips fight against’powdery mildew
Parasite hand, it is subject to attacks’Snails and slugs
Malignant Council about the’Columbine:
Avoid too chalky land for this type of plant.