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Songbird 'Blue Jay' Columbine Aquilegia hybrid

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
2' 2'
Height
20" - 2'
Spread
18" - 2'
  • Details

    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 Jay’ produces large, violet blue and white flowers.

    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    20 - 28 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Colors: 
    Purple
    Flower Shade: 
    Purple-blue shades
    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
    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 Jay' Aquilegia hybrid
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    • I just got this and put it in my garden, already enjoying a bloom or two, I'm sure in just a few weeks I'll have many many more!

      Chara
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 31 weeks ago
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