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Aquilegia ‘Spitfire’
Aquilegia ‘Spitfire’
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Aquilegia ‘Spitfire’


USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.050.630

Columbines have been grown in gardens for centuries, and are among the most popular perennials. Hummingbirds often drop in to sip nectar from the flowers. This selection is a petite hybrid that produces small, orange-red flowers with bright yellow centres and short spurs. They flower May to June in Zone 5 but could be earlier in southern zones. This is an excellent variety for spring containers, at the front of the border or allowed to naturalize in a shady woodland setting. They make an excellent cut flower lasting up to 2 weeks in a vase.

Further details for
Aquilegia ‘Spitfire’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   0-40 cm
   0-16 inches
   0-30 cm
   0-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.