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Songbird 'Blue Bird' Columbine Aquilegia hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 20 - 28 Inches
Proven Selections Perennial
Songbird 'Blue Bird' Columbine Aquilegia hybrid
Part Sun to Sun 20 - 28

Features

Columbines, the classic garden perennial, typically nod downward, but the members of the Songbird series face upward, so you can enjoy their blooms as you walk through the garden. 'Blue Bird' produces clusters of large 3", light blue and white bicolor blossoms.

Attracts: 
Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Rabbits

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
20 - 28 Inches
Spacing: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spread: 
18 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Shade: 
Light blue and white
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Needs Good Drainage
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Fertile Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Acidic Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Neutral Soil
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Mass Planting
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.

Songbird 'Blue Bird' Aquilegia hybrid
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