Common Name: Columbine Aquilegia Songbird Cardinal

Height: 20.0-28.0 Inches

Spread: 18.0-24.0 Inches

 

Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Flower Color: Red shades

Foliage Color: Green shades

 

Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements: Average Water NeedsConsistent Water Needs

 

Soil Quality: Average Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)

Bloomtime: Late SpringEarly Summer

 

Attracts Wings: Attracts ButterfliesAttracts HummingbirdsBee Friendly

Critter Resistant: Rabbit Resistant

Growth Rate: Medium

 

Garden Style: Patio ContainerCottageEclecticWoodland Shade

Other Features: Border PlantContainerCut FlowerCut FoliageEasy To GrowMass PlantingSalt Tolerant

Origin: Not Native to North America

 

Hybridized for their compact habit and large, long spurred flowers, members of the "Songbird Series" are among the most showy of all columbines. The most unique feature of the plants in this series is the way in which the flowers face skyward, not nodding like many other varieties, maximizing their full visual potential.

This selection produces clusters of large 3", red and white bicolor blossoms.

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.