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ADVANCE SALE - SHIPS SPRING 2024
Aquilegia 'McKana Mix'
Common Name: Columbine
Ships As: Perennial Bareroot #1 Grade
A first-year flowering, upright stems, and upward-facing flowers in a beautiful array of colors! Aquilegia is especially lovely when allowed to naturalize in shady, woodland borders. They also have excellent potential as cut flowers, lasting up to 2 weeks in a vase.
Height: 22-24 Inches
Spread: 16-20 Inches
Flower Color: Multicolored
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun) Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)/p>
Wet or dry?: Average water needs, Consistent water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies, Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?: Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Late spring, Early summer
How's your soil?: Average Soil, Fertile Soil
ATTRIBUTES: Border plants, Container, Cut flower or foliage, Mass Planting, Specimen or focal point
HOMEOWNER GROWING & MAINTENANCE TIPS: Columbine is easy to grow in loose, average to rich, well-drained soil. Heavy or soggy soils will hasten their demise. They can be grown in full sun or partial shade, though light shade will prolong the flowering time. In the fall, cut plants back to their basal foliage. In the spring, remove only the dead leaves. Columbine is sometimes affected by leaf miners. If this happens, cut the foliage all the way back to the ground and discard it. Healthy, new growth will emerge quickly. Propagate by sowing named seed rather than by division; mature plants do not like to be disturbed.Photo Courtesy of Walter's Gardens Inc.