Aquilegia Melba Higgins

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$10.95 ea. (3+ discount) $10.50 ea.

In stock for Fall 2018

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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

  • Plants that Tolerate an Acidic Soil
  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Plants that tolerate a Sandy soil
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Spring Bloomer

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. Does best in evenly moist, rich soil. 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.