Aquilegia will tolerate sun, but light shade is preferable. In recent years, some very
interesting new hybrids have appeared, including ones with double flower form. One of the
whimsical things about many Columbines is that they take on colours from their neighbours.
You may plant a purple Columbine near a yellow one year one, and next year end up with a
yellow-purple cross. It is amusing to think of them tossing colours back and forth amongst
themselves. Plant them at least a foot apart to give them the room they need, and be sure
to supply ample water and well-drained soil. The blooming season extends from spring to summer,
and Aquilegia makes a perfect companion for silvery foliaged perennials such as Lamium and
Little care is required to grow these very special flowers in the garden and you are sure
to enjoy them as cut flowers, too. Their wide colour spectrum makes them appealing in
numerous bouquets and their unusual shape is ever striking to the eye.
Red Star Columbine Seeds
Aquilegia x caerulea
This outstanding variety from Swallowtail Garden Seeds features stunning 4 inch Red flowers with white corollas and
long spurs on early blooming, free flowering, well branched, relatively heat tolerant
plants. Blooms in spring and will attract hummingbirds. Grows to 2.5 feet tall.
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