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Aquilegia – Songbird Blue Bird

Garden Height
20 - 28
Spacing
18 - 24
Spread
18 - 24
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Blue
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Selections

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Rabbits

Maintenance Notes
Columbine is easy to grow in loose, average to rich, well-drained soil. Avoid heavy or soggy soils--drainage is key! 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.

Needs Good Drainage

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Mass Planting

Soil Fertility Average Soil, Fertile Soil

Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Neutral Soil

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium

Water Requirements Dry to Moderate

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 8-10
6" and Gallon Pot : 10-12
7-9" Pot : 10-12
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

None needed

Grower Tips

-Make sure the plant is mature (has at least 12 leaves) before vernalization or flowering may not occur.

Habit & flowering will be improved with vernalization.