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 early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
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.
SKU 20822
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. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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High Country GardensAquilegia species Swallowtail
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Attractive (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
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5.0

Healthy plant

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from St. Johns, MI

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia species Swallowtail:

    These plants shipped through in perfect condition last fall, and after some bitter winter weather are looking healthy and promising this spring. I'm expecting them to bloom and add bright color to one corner of our yard.

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    5.0

    Beautiful columbine

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    from Prineville, Oregon

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia species Swallowtail:

      As noted previously, very tough couple of years: drought and high temperatures. I don't remember seeing any of these in the garden, but that doesn't mean they didn't survive. I'll be interested to see what appears next spring. I rated them five stars, because if they did grow, they would be "perfect, it doesn't get any better."
      I LOVE High Country Gardens plants and the care with which they are shipped.

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      5.0

      My favorite columbine

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      from evergreen park, Illinois

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Hardy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia species Swallowtail:

        I first saw this columbine some years ago when there was an article and picture in the newspaper. Ordered some and they did great. When we moved to a new house I had to buy more and was happy with them in the new garden. But sadly, they didn't show up this spring, along with 2 white columbines near them. I'm thinking them may have gotten yanked up by mistake.

        I ordered new ones and so far they are doing well.

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        5.0

        What a Show!

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        from Dallas, TX

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        • Attractive
        • Healthy

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          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia species Swallowtail:

          It was a nice surprise this spring - lots of blooms.

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          5.0

          One of my favorites!

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          from Lawrence, KS

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

          • Eventually Dies Out

          Best Uses

          • Brightens Shady Areas
          • Garden

          Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia species Swallowtail:

          This spectacular Aquilegia is huge, gorgeous, and lasts for several years.

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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.

          • 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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