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Aquilegia × hybrida Earlybird™ Mixture
Aquilegia × hybrida Earlybird™ Mixture
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Aquilegia × hybrida Earlybird™ Mixture


USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.051.010

This mixture, from the Earlybird™ series, was bred for vibrant colours, neatly mounded habit and unusual colour combinations. Single colours and may include doubles like purple white, purple yellow and red yellow usually with a yellow eye. They feature a controlled habit, with relatively short stems on well-mounded plants. Flowers are attractive to hummingbirds. Removing spent flowers will increase the blooming time. Since Columbines are relatively short lived, allow some of the plants to go to seed and self sow, however, resulting seedlings may not resemble the mother plant. Leaf miners or sawfly may disfigure the leaves around flowering time. Simply trim off the ugly foliage and the plants will grow fresh leaves.

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Aquilegia × hybrida Earlybird™ Mixture

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate