The tall and graceful columbines in the McKana Group are heavy-flowering, large and brightly colored. They also cannot be beat when it comes to vigor and performance. They’re knockouts when in bloom.
In spring they put forth open mounds of three parted, soft green, lobed leaves. By late spring to early summer they bear tall erect stems of upward facing or nodding large spurred flowers that are strongly bicolored in an array of colors. The outer petals and broad and open and the inner petals...
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The columbines in the Music Series are notable for the large size and strong colors of the flowers, and the vigor and compactness of the plants.
Like other hybrid columbines, these are hardy clump-forming perennials that grow from small slender woody rhizomes (underground lateral stems). They have clusters of rich gray-green scalloped leaves appear along slender, upright, three-parted branches.
The intricate flowers are what make these plants so special. The big blooms have five large petals/sepals...
Cultivars in the Origami Series are compact, heavy-blooming and bloom longer than most. They are even said to flower in the first year from seed.
In spring they put forth open mounds of three parted, soft green, lobed leaves. By late spring to early summer they offer erect stems of upward facing or nodding large spurred flowers in bicolored or solid shades of yellow, violet-blue, pink, red, rose or white. Pretty golden stamens extend from the center of each flower.
Grow columbine in full sun...
James H. Schutte
The large eye-catching flowers of columbine in the Songbird Series are kaleidoscopic and the plants are sturdy and vigorous. These hybrids are derived from the McKana Group and Mrs. Scott-Elliot hybrids and were bred by Charles Weddle of Weddle Native Plants, Palisade, Colorado.
Like other hybrid columbines, these are hardy clump-forming perennials that grow from small slender woody rhizomes (underground lateral stems). This perennial offers clusters of gray-green scalloped leaves that appear...
Columbine in the ‘Star Series’ put on a generous show of large, upfacing, long-spurred flowers held on branched, wiry stems in late spring to early summer. Appearing in a range of bright bicolors, the exquisite blooms are accented with sunny, yellow centers, and hover gracefully atop compact mounds of lacy, blue-green foliage.
Aquilegia is a genus of about 70 species that exist across northern temperate zones worldwide. Commonly known as columbine, they are beloved for their fanciful,...
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(Columbine, Swan Columbine)
Bred for uniform habit, heavy flowering and extended bloom time, members of the Swan Series come in a diverse array of mixed colors. In mid-spring these columbines develop neat mounds of delicate, three-parted, sea green leaves. Upright stems of delicate flowers appear in late summer. Their blooms have long, prominent nectaries, or backward facing spurs, and may be in mixed shades of yellow, red, yellow, lavender, burgundy, purple, pink or violet-blue. All columbine flowers are attractive to butterflies...
Gerald L. Klingaman
The beautiful, violet-blue flowers of Aquilegia alpina, or alpine columbine, have been cultivated since ancient times. Native to wooded mountain regions of Europe, it forms a low, spreading mound of delicate, lobed, blue-green foliage which somewhat resembles that of a maidenhair fern. Its large, nodding, cobalt-blue flowers feature contrasting, golden centers and rise well above the foliage on tall, wiry, branched stems from mid-spring through early summer.
(Columbine, Dark Columbine)
An alpine columbine from Central Europe and the Alps, dark columbine offers loads of delicate plum-purple flowers in spring. Native populations inhabit rocky outcrops at high to medium altitudes, so this is an ideal species for rock gardens. Like most Aquilegia, this is a spring bloomer that offers little to no ornamental interest when not in bloom.
Columbines are hardy, clump-forming perennials that often grow from small slender woody rhizomes (underground lateral stems). The small...