Proceeding further, Aquilegia flabellata is a perennial flowering plant of the family Ranunculaceae. Other varieties of the plant include A. flabellata var. pumila and A. flabellata var. alba (Armitage 111).
The species is a native of Japan; in the alpine regions of Northern and Central Japan (Harper and McGourty 53). With regard to its cultivation, it should be planted in a pot size of minimum 7 cm. Its full grown height is 15-20cm. The plant has divided leaves and slightly glaucous. Aquilegia flabellata produces violet-blue, pale blue, or lavender flowers that are about 3cm in width. The floral structures are housed in creamy-white petals. Its fan-shaped foliage is thicker and wider in comparison to other columbines. The blooming time is early spring or late summer.
As cited by Seedaholic, the plant’s flowers are produced above attractive fan-shaped foliage. When planted outdoors, the plant’s spacing is 30 cm. The seeds are sown in late summer and covered by 3 to 5 cm of soil. The plant can thrive in moist soil, neutral, alkaline or acidic soil conditions, and also in normal, sandy or clay soil. When planted indoors, the seed composts in the pot. The soil temperature is kept at 15OC to 20OC. The seedlings can be transplanted into 7cm wide pots. Feeding is necessary both organicall and inorganically. Even in winter, their rounded foliage is still attractive. However, they appear more attractive if given a late-autumn hair cut. After the flowers have been produced, the stalks can be cut off, leaving the leaves to do their work. Aquilegia flabellata tends to cross-pollinate and hybridize, thus creating new strains as well as colors. The plant grows best in morning sun and afternoon shade. In relation to its longevity, this Aquilegia flabellata has a tendency to loose vitality after four or five years.
Considering that Aquilega flabellata grows up to 20 cm long, the companion