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AQUILEGIA 'Swan Red and White'

Image of Aquilegia 'Swan Red and White' (SWAN SERIES)

Yoder Brothers

Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

AQUILEGIA 'Swan Red and White'( SWAN SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Columbine

General Description

Winner of the Royal Horticultural Society's coveted Award of Garden Merit, this hybrid columbine bears bright rosy-red flowers with reddish-purple backward pointing spurs and a contrasting creamy-white center. They appear in spring on tall stems that stand well clear of the clumps of light green, airily cleft foliage. The blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

'Swan Red and White' likes humus-rich, well-drained soil and at least half sun. It is suited for the wildflower, rock or cutting garden and is most effective in groups. Deadheading will encourage rebloom and prevent seedlings, which will likely not be true to name.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 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, Partial Shade

  • Height

    26"-34" / 66.0cm - 86.4cm

  • Width

    12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Red, Rose

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gold

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes