Aquilegia caerulea 'Songbird Mix'

Songbird Mix Columbine

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Songbird Mix Columbine is a compact native wildflower perennial with delicate fern-like medium green foliage.  Distinctive large upward facing flowers come in a range of colors: white, yellow, red and white, pink and white, blue and white, and purple and white.  The flowers bloom in spring attracting hummingbirds.  Removing stems after flowering may encourage another bloom.  Flowers best in filtered sun and rich well-drained soils. 

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

1.5' - 2'

Spread: 

1’ - 1.5'

Spacing: 

1'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

White/Yellow/Pink/Red/Blue/Purple

Season of Interest: 

Spring

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Leaf miner can be a serious pest with many aquileia species and hybrids.  Freely self seeds.  Keep soils uniformly moist after bloom to prolong foliage appearance.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWildlife GardenRock GardensWoodland Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: White Wood AsterBleeding HeartsFoam Flower

IMAGES: JJ Harrison (https://www.jjharrison.com.au/), Aquilegia columbine magpie cultivar 2CC BY-SA 3.0

Marrabbio2Flower white-roseCC BY-SA 4.0

AlvesgasparFlowers March 2008-13CC BY-SA 3.0

 

 

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