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AQUILEGIA 'Music White'

Image of Aquilegia 'Music White' (MUSIC SERIES)

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Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

AQUILEGIA 'Music White'( MUSIC SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Columbine, Music White Columbine

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

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 that splay outward and five long, tubular, spurred, inner petals that flare at the mouth. The flower colors are white, yellow or bi-colored in combinations of white and red, purple, yellow and pink. The many flower buds open at different times, prolonging bloom from late spring into summer.

These grow and flower best in full sun to partial shade. They grow in many soils but prefer evenly moist, organic-rich soil with good drainage. 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 these colorful heavy-flowering columbine in any partially shaded border. It is wise to plant them among other ornamentals that offer later season color, because once columbine have stopped flowering they have little visual appeal. Their delicate flowers can be cut for arrangements but only last a day.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    15"-18" / 38.1cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Red, Purple, Pink, Light Blue, Blue Violet

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Gray Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes