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Aquilegia species Swallowtail

Swallowtail Columbine

Exclusive. Swallowtail' is unique with large yellow, long spurred flowers 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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SKU: 20822

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Regular Price: $9.99

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Plant - 5" deep pot
 
 

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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 Season 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, 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
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.
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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.

     
    5.0

    What a Show!

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    from Dallas, TX

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Healthy

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      Best Uses

      • 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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