Aquilegia Collection

Columbine Collection

 

Try several of our customer favorite Columbine varieties in this Aquilegia Collection. Perfect for shady gardens, you'll save $5 off the single plant price of $39.96. Buy three of the Aquilegia Collections and you'll have a complete shade garden.

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Regular Price: $35.96

Sale $32.36

per collection of 4 You save: 10%
Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Collection of 4
SKU HBLD204

Details

This cheerful collection of Columbine is perfect for the shady spots of your garden. The two yellow varieties are different heights, so be sure to plant the taller one, chrysantha, in the rear, and Aquilegia chrysantha Little Treasure in the front.

It includes (5" pots): Aquilegia canadensis Little Lanterns, Aquilegia Red Hobbit, Aquilegia chrysantha (Golden Spur Columbine), Aquilegia caerulea. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes. Save $5 off the single plant price of $38.96.

SKU HBLD204
Common Name Columbine Collection
Botanical Name Aquilegia Collection
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Red, Yellow, Blue
Mature Height Winky Red & White - 10-12" tall; Little Treasure -15 " tall; Rocky Mountain - 18"; Golden Spur - 30-36" tall.
Mature Spread 10-24" wide each plant
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover
Ideal Region Western Only
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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4.8

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  • Attractive (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

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5.0

Amazing columbines

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from Taos, NM

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia Collection:

    I grow these columbines in 5-gallon pots on my patio, 1 plant to a pot, at 7000-ft. I find these columbines survive our winters quite well. Takes about 3 years to fill the pot. I do use Yum-Yum mix at planting, also when I put them to bed in the fall, and in the spring when they wake up.

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    5.0

    Very hardy, good bloomers

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    from Taos, NM

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

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      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia Collection:

      I garden in pots. I find these columbines are extremely hardy and, at 7000-ft, survive our winters quite well.

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      4.0

      Flourishing in a harsh environment.

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      from Payson, AZ

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia Collection:

        only one failure in the bunch. We love the finished product.

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        5.0

        I live in Colorado so this was perfect.

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        from Denver, CO

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        Pros

        • Great selection
        • Love The Colors

        Cons

        • None

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia Collection:

        The selections were perfect.

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        Q & A

        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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