Plant Care Columbine Blue Star

Columbine Blue Star

Also known as

Rocky Mountain Columbine, Rocky Mountain Columbine and columbine blue star


Aquilegia caerulea

How to care for Columbine Blue Star


How often to water your Columbine Blue Star

Water needs for Columbine Blue Star
0.5 cups
every 9

Columbine Blue Star needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Rocky Mountain Columbine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Columbine Blue Star: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Columbine Blue Star love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Columbine Blue Star does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Columbine Blue Star

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Columbine Blue Star: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Columbine Blue Star after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Columbine Blue Star is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Columbine Blue Star

Columbine Blue Star

Columbine Blue Star

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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