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James H. Schutte
AQUILEGIA 'Music Pink and White'( MUSIC SERIES)
Columbine, Music Pink and White Columbine
The large flowers of 'Music Pink and White' columbine, standing above vigorous compact plants, are strikingly bi-colored, with large pinkish-red petals and smaller white petals. This hardy clump-forming perennial grows from small slender woody rhizomes (underground lateral stems). It offers clusters of rich gray-green scalloped leaves that appear along slender three-parted branches.
The big blooms of 'Music Pink and White' have five large outer petals/sepals that splay outwards and five long tubular spurred inner petals that flare at the mouth. The many flower buds open at different times, prolonging bloom from late spring into summer.
These columbines grow and flower best in full sun to partial shade and many soils but prefer evenly moist, organic-rich soil with good drainage. Like most columbines, the plants tend to decline slowly and die after a few years. However, this is rarely a disappointment because they reseed themselves almost to the point of weediness, and new plants replace the old. The leaves often become disfigured in summer by the trailing marks of leaf miners.
Enjoy this colorful heavy-flowering columbine in any partially shaded border. It is wise to plant it among other ornamentals that offer later color because once it has stopped flowering it has little visual appeal.
8 - 1
3 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
15"-18" / 38.1cm - 45.7cm
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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