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AQUILEGIA (SWAN SERIES)

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Family

Ranunculaceae

Botanical Name

AQUILEGIA( SWAN SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Columbine, Swan Columbine

General Description

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 and hummingbirds.

These easy to grow perennials prefer full sun to partial shade and evenly moist, organic-rich soil with good drainage. They make super seasonal container plants and are best planted in groups in the garden.

This series is called The State Series in Europe.

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

    20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    12"-14" / 30.5cm - 35.6cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Red, Blue, Pink, Rose, Burgundy, Lavender

  • Fruit Color

    Sandy Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Sea Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Sea Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Yellow Green, Gold

  • 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

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes