'Munstead White' Columbine

Aquilegia vulgaris nivea

[aquilegia_vulgaris_nive]

European Columbines have a long and colorful history in cultivation dating back to the medieval period. Illustrations of both single and double sorts appear in sixteenth-century herbals and other illuminated manuscripts. 'Munstead White' is a handsome and very vigorous form selected by early twentieth-century garden writer and designer Gertrude Jekyll in her garden at Munstead Wood in Surry, England.

Growth Type: Perennial Color(s): White Hardiness Zones: 3 - 10 Location at Monticello: East and West Lawn Beds Planting Conditions: Part Sun to Full Shade Map it: 38.010137,-78.452199

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Blooming Dates 2002: Apr 15 – Jun 72003: Apr 23 – May 302004: May 1 – Jun 82006: Apr 28 – Jun 12007: Apr 30 – May 292008: May 2 – Jun 62009: May 6 – May 292011: Apr 25 – May 312012: Apr 9 – Jun 42013: Apr 30 – Jun 62014: Apr 1 – Jun 5