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|'Calimero' Columbine |
Aquilegia buergeriana 'Calimero'
A dwarf Columbine, Calimero forms compact mounds of foliage with a proliferation of purple blooms with pale yellow tube-shaped corollas. Supposedly hardy only to Zone 7, 'Calimero' has grown well for at least two seasons in our Zone 5. It blooms in May and lasts into June, then blooms again in late July into August.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: rounded/mounded
Plant Use: Rock gardens, front of the border, in containers
Width: Minimum: 6 inches Maximum: 12 inches
Foliage Texture: medium
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: Frist introduced by Jelitto in 2000, this dwarf variety is named after an Italian cartoon character, Calimero, a baby chicken who explored the world with half an egg shell on his head.