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Aquilegia (Columbine) MCKANA MIX

Graceful, compact plant prefers a cool, moist, well-drained soil. The large, brightly colored spurred flowers bloom from late spring to summer above mounds of fern-like, mid-green leaves. These beautiful, often bi-colored columbines are perfect for the middle of a sunny, moisture retentive border. They attract butterflies and bees. These widely flared flowers come in a mixture of bright colors that includes red, purple, yellow, gold and white. The overall effect is very bright and colorful. Columbine is also a great choice for rock gardens, naturalizing and they make beautiful accent in a bouquet of cut flowers or arrangements.

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AQ100BAG Aquilegia (Columbine) MCKANA MIX 25 18 $46.25
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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 24-30"
Spacing 10-15"
Hardiness Zones 3-10
Exposure Prefers Light Shade, but will grow in the Full Sun with enough water
Foliage Lobed, blue-green foliage
Flower Large bold color mixture with long spurs
Bloomtime May-June

General Information +

Botanical: Aquilegia

Common: Columbine

Family: Ranunculaceae

General Characteristics: A low allergen plant. Re-seeds easily. Attracts hummingbirds. Columbine is easy to grow in loose soil. Heavy or soggy soils will hasten their demise. They can be grown in full sun or partial shade, though light shade will prolong the flowering time. In the fall, cut plants back to their basal foliage. In the spring, remove only the dead leaves.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Deer, Squirrel and Rabbit Resistant

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted manure or garden compost around the plant. Divided specimens may take some time to establish since they don't like having their roots disturbed.