Aquilegia hybrids

Botanical Name: Aquilegia hybrids

Phonetic: ak-wih-LEE-jee-uh Hi-bridz

Common Name(s): Columbine

Family: Ranunucalceae
Origin: Hybrids
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Persistence: Short-lived (3-4 years)

Leaf Type: Dainty fern-like foliage
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Medium green, gray-green, blue-green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Mid to late spring, early summer
Flower Color(s): Rainbow of colors: red, yellow, blue, violet, pink, white

Exposure: Full sun, part shade, filtered sun
USDA: 3-8
Growth Rate: Aggressive, non-invasive          
Height: 1.5-3 Feet
Spread: 1-1.5 Feet
Hydrozone: Moderate
Pest/Diseases: Leaf-miners, cut invested plant down to the ground
Soil: Provide constant moisture in full sun, without water logging the soil, well-drained soil

Maintenance: Low maintenance, prune back flowers to encourage new bloom, deer and rabbit resistant

Features: Unusual shapes and colors, attract hummingbirds and butterflies
Uses: Cottage garden, mass plantings, cut flowers, mixed woodland wildflower mix

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