Aquilegia Melba Higgins

Columbine

$13.95 ea. (3+ discount) $13.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2021

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Plant Code: AQMH

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Huge midnight blue flowers over graceful, blue-green foliage. Produces a wealth of flowers in sun or shade. Long spurs project out behind blossoms. An outstanding selection by Mrs. Higgins from Stonehenge Enterprises.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18-24"
Spacing: Plant 10-12" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Shady
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower: Blue
Accent: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Shade Tolerant

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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Aquilegia Plant Care

Little care needed. Keep moist until established. Fertilize annually. You can remove spent flower stalks to freshen appearance, but the gentle self seeding of Columbine is usually welcome, so wait until seeds have dropped. Foliage may melt away in hot summers, only to return in the fall. If Leaf Miners appear, leaving trails of white inside the leaves, Neem oil is a safe, organic way to discourage them. Occasionally a rebloom can happen in the fall if conditions are right.