Aquilegia species Swallowtail
DetailsGreen 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.
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|
|Mature Height||24" tall|
|Mature Spread||18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to mid summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil|
|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|
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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I ordered 3 of these plants. They were very small. I think possibly if the plants were a little bigger, they might make it. Out of three plants, I have one left. I love the long spurs. I have slightly alkaline, clay soil. I would think this plant would make it here.
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