Scientific name - Aquilegia fragrans Benth. 1840
Popular names - perfumed pot, Columbine.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from north-west Himalayan region, eastern Afghanistan, Pakistan and northwestern India. Grows on the slopes of grohotis at 2400-3500 m altitude.
Description - herbaceous perennial. Roots thin. Stem 30-100 cm tall, branched, slightly pubescent on the underside, becoming glandular-pubescent in the upper. Basal leaves bi or tri-Ternate, glauca, lobes 2-3-lobate, 1.5-4 x 1.5-4 cm, base cuneata, obovata, glabra green glauca and upper face, and pale green inside pubescent, hairy stalks. Caulinare leaves, Lobatse, 1-3 lobes lanceolata, short stalks or Sesi. Flowering branch, each branch of one flowerE. Flowers fragrant, 3-5 cm long, sepa-cream white with blue or purple open, ovata, obtuse, acute or short-acuminata, 2-3 x 0.9-1.2 cm, slightly pubescent, petals white or cream, lamina obovata , round or truncata, 1.2-2.5 x 0.8-1.4 cm, finely pubescent; spur 1.5-2 cm long, slightly curved or bent. Stamens numerous. Blooms in June-August. 5.9 Fruit follicles, densely pubescent, rarely glandular-pubescent, 1.5-2 cm long.
Aquilegia fragrans var. fragrans.
Aquilegia fragrans var. kunawarensis.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerant - nearly all types of soil, soil less heavy. Do not stand temperatures below (-15) ͦ C.
Requirements - soil rich in humus, with perlite to ensure good drainage, exhibitions sunny.
Management - is wet during periods of drought and prosperity. Remove flower stalks are passed to encourage other bloomsIRI.
Propagation - by seeds. Germinate well after a period of stratification. Blooming in the second year after sowing.
Natural partners and Garden - Anemone trullifolia.
Properties and Uses - can be used as ornamental species, for rocarii, borders or as plant pots.
Aquilegia fragrans has diuretic properties.
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Cindy Nelson-Nold, Robert Nold - Columbines - Timber Press, 2003
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Aquilegia atrata Koch
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Allium schoenoprasum is used as an ornamental species for borders or pots.
Leaves eaten cooked or raw with oil and fish. Leaves used like raw onions or garlic in a salad.
Rosa gallia L.
Bush, 100-150 cm tall, robust system radically, lignificat produces underground runners. The stems are green, with red points. Leaves imparipenate; 3.7 Folio, oval or elliptical, or short stalks Sesi, evening edge, glabra upper surface and glossy, the lower part is lighter and has many glandular hairs
Shrub or small tree, evergreen, 1-4 m high. Prostrata strain or upward. Green stalk, glabra, thin, flexible, geniculati. Leaves 2-6 cm long, oblong-elliptic, top obtuse or acute, margin fine teeth 3 ribs prominent upper front glabra, 12-15 mm long stalks.
Dovyalis caffra - kei-apple
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Angophora hispida Blaxell
Shrub or small tree, 4-5 m high. Gray-red bark at first smooth, exfoliating in due course. Leaves opposite, Sesia or short stalks, cordiform, 5-10 x 2.5-4.5 cm, pale green, pubescent. 3.7 flowers in a corymb, 10-15 cm diameter. Sepa free (dialisepal), green, petals free (dialipetal), white cream. Blooming in January. Fruit capsule.