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Aquilegia x 'Blue Bird'

Also called Granny's Bonnet, Crowfoot


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Aquilegia x 'Blue Bird' - Columbine - Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Aquilegia x 'Blue Bird' - Columbine - Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens

Series: Songbird

More About Aquilegia x 'Blue Bird'

  • Upward-facing flowers over compact foliage
  • Bicoloured flowers with light blue sepals and white petals
  • Fern-like gray-green foliage
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 50 cm

Zone:

3

Height:

45-50 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Blue
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Columbine Growing and Maintenance Tips

Aquilegia is an easy to grow perennial, growing best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Extended periods of drought may cause aquilegia to go into dormancy. Deadheading will help promote more blooms. They are somewhat susceptible to leaf miner and sawfly, which disfigure the foliage. As the plants usually wane in midsummer, it is safe to cut them down, to prevent self-seeding.
 

 


Aquilegia x 'Blue Bird' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Compact
Upright

Foliage Color

Green
Gray

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge