Columbine Collection (Aquilegia)

Try several of our customer favorite Columbine varieties in this Aquilegia Collection. Buy three of the Aquilegia Collections and you'll have a complete shade garden.

Zones5 - 8
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Shade
Mature HeightLittle Lanterns - 10" tall; Red Hobbit - 12-14" tall; Rocky Mountain - 18"; Golden Spur - 30-36" tall.
Mature Spread10-24" wide each plant
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeCollection of 4
SKUHC017122

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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This cheerful collection of Columbine (Aquilegia) is perfect for the shady spots in your garden. This collection includes (5" pots): Aquilegia chrysantha v. chaplinei Little Treasure, Aquilegia Red Hobbit, Aquilegia chrysantha (Golden Spur Columbine), Aquilegia caerulea. We reserve the right to substitute a plant with similar attributes. 

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More Information
SKUHC017122
Item Package Size
Collection of 4
Common Name
Columbine Collection (Aquilegia)
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Shade
Flower Color
Red, Yellow, Blue
Mature Height
Little Lanterns - 10" tall; Red Hobbit - 12-14" tall; Rocky Mountain - 18"; Golden Spur - 30-36" tall.
Mature Spread
10-24" wide each plant
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Advantages
Native
Ideal Region
West
Planting Time
Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Growing Aquilegia (Columbine)
Aquilegia (Columbine) are native, shade loving perennials that provide ample nectar for hummingbirds. They are resistant to browsing rabbits and deer.

    Preferred growing conditions
  • These perennials grow best in compost enriched garden loam and dislike clay.
  • Should be mulched in dry climates with most types of common mulch materials.
  • Prefer regular watering to keep the soil moderately moist, but too much water makes them floppy.
  • Plant in part sun (morning sun/afternoon shade) or dappled shade, although at high elevation (above 7,000 ft.) they will do fine in full sun with regular irrigation. Aquilegia chrysantha and A. desertorum are the most sun tolerant.
  • Prepare the soil with good quality compost (not bagged manure, it’s too salty) and Yum Yum Mix.
    • Special comments
    • Deadhead plants to prolong bloom, but leave some flowers to set seed.
    • Individual Columbine plants can be short lived (3 to 4 years), but they will colonize areas of the garden where they will live for many years.
    • Columbine propagate themselves by re-seeding. To keep them re-seeding true-to-type, it's best to plant each species separate from other species (at least 100 ft. apart or on other sides of your house) to keep the hummingbirds from cross-pollinating them to any great extent.
      • Garden care:
      • Fertilize Aquilegia once in fall with Yum Yum Mix and Planters II.
      • Leave plants standing over the winter and cut back to 1-2" inches above the soil in mid-spring when the plants begin to wake up.
      • If the foliage becomes damaged from leaf miners or becomes straggly during the heat of summer, cut the foliage back hard (2-3" above the ground) and the plants will re-grow fresh, clean foliage in late summer/early fall.

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