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Aquilegia Songbird Cardinal

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Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24-28" (Plant 20" apart)
Bloom Time: Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Shady
Zones: 3-9   [?]
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Red / White
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Songbird Cardinal is an award winning variety with red and white, bicolor flowers that last two weeks in a vase. The large and long-spurred, skyward-facing flowers make this a very showy plant in the border.

Partial shade is recommended when planted in a hot dry site. Enjoy the delightful antics of hummingbirds as they sample the nectar-rich blossoms.

Features to Note:

  • OK in Containers
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • For a Shady Spot

Aquilegia General Information:

Aquilegia are as much a part of spring as daffodils. Some have long spurs that project out behind the blossoms-others are spur-less with double blossoms. All self-sow without being annoying. Will yield interesting hybrids if others are close by to cross pollinate.

Aquilegia Plant Care:

Little care needed. Leave fall basal growth to over-winter. Divide in summer if desired, not usually required since plant self seeds. If you want to prevent seeding and cross pollinating, remove spent flowering stems. Aging or damaged foliage can be completely cut back to level of new growth.

$11.95 ea.
(3+) $11.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: AQSC