Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit
Red Hobbit Columbine
12-14" tall x 12" wide. A delightful addition to the semi-shade border, Red Hobbit is a dwarf Danish selection with eye-catching red and white flowers. Hybridized from our native Rocky Mt. Columbine, it tolerates a wide range of growing conditions (sandy or loamy soil, full sun to part shade). We've found it does best in western gardens with compost-enriched soil with regular irrigation and protection from the afternoon sun. This stable hybrid comes true to color when reseeding in the garden, unlike many other hybrid varieties. (seed propagated)
|Common Name||Red Hobbit Columbine|
|Botanical Name||Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade|
|Flower Color||Red, White|
|Mature Height||12-14" tall|
|Mature Spread||12" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Season||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Plants for Small Spaces|
|Ideal Region||Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Canada||No|
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Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit:
I never saw a single bloom.
I tried some of your plants again this year--the catalogs and emails look so pretty--but not much success so far with your products.
I ordered the Scrophularis-redbirds in a tree-last month. Very shocked to have received a plant that is smaller than the tag describing it--the plant is barely an inch high. We will see--maybe this was my last purchase.
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