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Aquilegia 'Songbird Cardinal'

Quick Overview

  • Large, Upward Flowers,
  • Compact Habit,
  • Spring Blooms,
Common Name:Columbine
Plant Type:Perennial
Hardiness Zone:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Height:20 - 28 Inches
Spread:18 - 24 Inches
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions:Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance:Rabbit
Flower Color:Red Shades, White Shades

Availability: In stock

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Aquilegia 'Songbird Cardinal' - PS - QT Pot
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(Columbine)The early spring color of Columbine 'Cardinal' is a welcoming treat. Clusters of red and white bicolored flowers appear above the compact mound of bright green foliage in spring. Standing 20-28 inches tall and 18-24 inches wide when it is in bloom, 'Cardinal' is well suited for part shade to full sun locations. This rabbit resistant perennial is perfect for borders and mass plantings. Easy to grow, 'Cardinal' is most noted for its floriferous habit and upward facing flowers that really put on a show. An exceptional perennial for naturalizing in part shade locations, 'Cardinal' puts on a spring show.
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Aquilegia x caerulea 'Songbird Cardinal'

Common Name Columbine
USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type Perennial
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate, Moist
Nature Attractions Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance Rabbit
Flower Color Red Shades, White Shades
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous
Design Use Border, Container, Massing, Specimen
Season of Interest (Flowering) Late Spring or Early Summer

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Homeowner Tips
Columbine should be planted in partial shade areas in southern climates. They can tolerate full sun in the north, although light shade will prolong their flowering time. They grow very easily in loose, average to rich, well-drained soil. In the fall, columbine should be cut back to their basal foliage. Remove only the dead leaves in the spring. Columbine can sometimes be affected by leaf miners. If this happens, remove and destroy all the leaves affected by the leaf miners. Columbines do not require mulching unless they are planted in beds with wide open exposures. Propagation should be done by seed rather than by division.