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Aquilegia skinnerii Tequila Sunrise

Granny's Nightcap, Columbine

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 28" (Plant 20" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Shady
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Copper / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
This irresistible variety has brilliantly colored, distinctive nodding flowers. Tequila Sunrise are bright red to copper-red, orange with golden yellow centers, produced in profusion at the end of many branches. A beautiful plant with fresh, finely divided, fern-like foliage. Long periods of bloom starting in May and reblooming into early fall. Requires a full season to establish.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • 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.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Fall 2014
Plant Code: AQTS