Aquilegia Tequila Sunrise

Columbine, Granny's Nightcap
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Hummingbirds Adore Columbine
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.

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Code AQTS
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species skinnerii
Height Medium 28"
Spacing Plant 10-12" apart
Bloom Time Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Shady
Zones
5-8
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

  • 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.