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Columbine

Botanical Name
Aquilegia
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 9
Height
1 to 3 feet
Width
4 to 18 inches
Flowers
Late spring to early summer: yellow, red, pink, blue, purple, white
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 12 inches apart
  • Deadhead to prolong bloom and to prevent reseeding
  • Cut back after bloom or mask declining foliage
  • Divide in late summer
Problems
Leaf miner is common but non life threatening, columbine sawfly, columbine stalk borer
Varieties
  • Biedermeier - 12", short spurs
  • McKana Series - popular, 30, vigorous but often short lived
  • Songbird - vibrant flower colors, 24"
  • Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow' - pink and red, double pompom flowers

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