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Columbine

Aquilegia 'McKana Hybrids Mixture'

Star-like bi-color blooms with long spurs on taller stems.

Columbines have been grown in gardens for centuries, and are among the most popular of perennials. Hummingbirds will often drop in to sip nectar from the flowers. This hybrid mixture features a wide range of pastel shades and bicolor, over a compact mound of ferny light-green foliage. Excellent for cutting. Since Columbines are relatively short lived, allow some of the plants to go to seed and self sow. Leaf miners or sawfly may disfigure the leaves around flowering time. Simply trim off the ugly foliage and the plants will grow fresh leaves.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to early summer

Mature Height:

29-35 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

2-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 55-65°F, cool temps = more blooms. Keep soil evenly moist, allowing it to slightly dry between waterings. Once actively growing, a fertilizer program can begin. Deadheading to re-bloom. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil, keep crown of the plant at the soil surface spreading roots within the pot. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Plant will reseed itself if seed pods are left on plant.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.