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Songbird Series Columbine
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Largest Flowering Columbine
Columbines from the Songbird Series are the largest flowered featuring long-spurred, upward-facing blossoms. Frilly glowing yellow stamens punctuate the center enhancing the intricate details of this lovely 3 violet-blue and white stunner. Will naturalize in a shady, woodland site. Partial shade is recommended when planted in a hot dry site. Enjoy the delightful antics of hummingbirds as they sample the nectar-rich blossoms.

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Code AQSB
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species caerulea
Height Medium 24-28"
Spacing Plant 10-12" apart
Bloom Time Mid-Spring to Early Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Shady
Zones
3-9
Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

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

Planting Sites

  • OK in Containers
  • 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.