Aquilegia species Swallowtail

Swallowtail Columbine

 
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Exclusive. Swallowtail' is unique with large, long-spurred flowers with bright-yellow center petals and softer yellow outer petals, held over attractive blue-green foliage. Late spring blooming, the flowers have amazing 4 inch long spurs flowing backwards from the face of the flower. A High Country Gardens introduction.

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Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20"
Bloom Time Late spring to mid summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
SKU 20822

Details

Green Thumb Award Winner 2000 24" tall x 18" wide (seed propagated). Certainly one of the most spectacular of our native columbines. 'Swallowtail' has huge bi-colored yellow and sweeping 4-4 1/2" long spurs. The flowers appear in late spring and are held on sturdy stems above the mound of blue to blue-green foliage. Plant in full sun or part sun in compost enriched soil. Water regularly.
Associated SKUs
HBLXQXX
20822 (Plant - 5" deep pot)
HBLXQ21 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Swallowtail Columbine
Botanical Name Aquilegia species Swallowtail
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 24" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to mid summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert, Coastal California
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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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.

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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.

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  • 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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