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Earlybird™ Purple White Columbine

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This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 5 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 9 - 11 Inches
  • Mature Spread 8 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 9 

Early spring blooming flowers are the best remedy for a long bleak winter. Earlybird ™ purple white columbine gives you long-lasting spring color in an easy-to-grow compact plant. Grow Earlybird™ columbine in a garden bed full of spring blooming bulbs, or use it to edge a woodland path. The gorgeous soft purple spurs are long and showy, highlighting paler central petals for a look that is both romantic and energizing. With regular deadheading of spent blooms, Earlybird™ columbine will produce flowers well into early summer. 

Traditional columbine plants require long periods of cold temperatures to perform at their best. Earlybird™ requires less cold exposure, allowing it to be grown in areas with mild winters. Earlybird™ purple white columbine grows well in USDA zones 3-8 and blooms a full 2-3 days earlier than other colors in the series. The flowers are perfect for arranging in a vase and last for a long tme.

Earlybird™ Purple White Columbine Care

Columbine grows and flowers well in part sun to full shade. Choose a location that has well-draining soil throughout the year to ensure that this herbaceous perennial does not suffer from crown or root rot during the winter. It prefers a neutral to acidic pH and moderately rich, loamy soil. An annual application of slow-release fertilizer late in the winter will support bud formation and deep foliage color. 

Deadhead spent blooms to encourage a longer flowering period. Cut the plant back by half after the first flush of blooms to encourage more flowers early in the summer while also refreshing the foliage growth. Columbines are moderate growers and can be divided every 3-4 years to rejuvenate the plant's growth and add new plants to your garden. The roots are deep and do not like to be disturbed so dig carefully. Early spring or late summer is the best time to divide perennials, when temperatures are cool, which will reduce the amount of transplant shock.    

Earlybird™ Purple White Columbine Spacing

The compact growth of Earlybird™ columbine makes it a great choice for smaller gardens and containers. Expect an overall height of 9-11 inches with a spread of 8-12 inches. Space multiple plants 8 inches apart from the center of each plant to provide plenty of air circulation. Container-grown columbine can be planted closer together and kept healthy with careful deadheading and prompt removal of any dead or dying foliage.

Earlybird™ Purple White Columbine Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 5 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 9 - 11 Inches
Mature Spread: 8 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 8 - 12 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple, White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Early spring through summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Salt
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers
Brand:
Common Name: Earlybird™ Purple White Columbine
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Aquilegia x Earlybird™ Purple White ('PAS1258486')
SKU:
1231015065-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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