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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 backward from the face of the flower. A High Country Gardens introduction.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Cheyenne, WY
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Comments about High Country Gardens Aquilegia species Swallowtail®:
I live in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and it is not a great climate for plants. I planted three of these on the east (wind-sheltered) area of my house and they thrive! Remarkable, lovely plants. The only problem is that here in the early spring they tend to get aphids, so once I "soaped" those away, they grew with vigor. Would give this species five stars!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I first saw this columbine in full bloom at Bellevue Botanical Gardens in WA state. Stunning. High Country Gardens is the only seller and I ordered 3 plants. They arrived in summer looking tiny and a bit sad. I planted them in a bed with lots of compost and average water. The following May they were incredible, then a second flush of blooms in July. Truly an attention grabber, everyone asks "Where did you get those!?"My only warning is that for the past few years I have been dealing with sawfly larvae - on columbine, deciduous azalea and roses (aka "rose slugs"). The tiny green larvae look like little caterpillars but are not. Once they hatch and start munching, they can strip every leaf on a poor plant. I researched and have to spray (but usually only once a year in the spring)
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from Ogden Ut
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I've had these at the last three places I lived; California coast, northern Virginia and now Utah. They've thrived in all three locations and are awesome plants. After 2-3 years, they draw the attention of everyone around when they flower.
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from Jackson, Missouri
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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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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