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Earlybird™ Purple Yellow Columbine

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$36.49
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 9 - 11 Inches
  • Mature Spread 8 - 12 Inches
  • Growing Zones 3 - 9

Earlybird™ Purple Yellow Columbine (Aquilegia chrysantha 'Earlybird Purple Yellow') is a variety of columbine that is known for its bright purple and yellow flowers. It is a popular choice for gardens due to its striking color combination and ability to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. In terms of growth habit, Earlybird™ Purple Yellow Columbine is an herbaceous perennial plant that grows to be about 9 to 11 inches tall and 8 to 12 inches wide. It has upright stems with delicate, long-spurred flowers that bloom in the spring and early summer.

Earlybird™ Purple Yellow Columbine is generally resistant to diseases but can develop fungal infections if the soil is overly wet or the plant is too crowded. This plant is generally deer resistant, but this can vary depending on the individual plant and the deer population in the area. It is also generally drought tolerant, but will perform best with regular watering. This columbine works wonderfully in a woodland garden, cottage garden, perennial border, or rock garden.

Earlybird™ Purple Yellow Columbine Care

This perennial prefers rich, well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. Water your columbine regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist but not soggy. Fertilize the plant once in the spring with a balanced fertilizer to promote healthy growth. Earlybird™ Purple Yellow Columbine is well suited to growing in containers. Be sure to use a well-draining potting mix and water the plant when the top layer of soil dries out. Place the container in a sunny location, but protect the plant from hot afternoon sun and drying winds.

To encourage new growth and maintain a neat appearance, regularly prune Earlybird™ by deadheading spent flowers and trimming back overgrown or leggy stems. Deadheading also prevents this plant from self-seeding. Cut the spent growth to the ground in early spring.

Earlybird™ Purple Yellow Columbine Spacing

When planting this columbine in a garden bed, space the plants about 12 to 18 inches apart to allow for proper growth. If planting in a container, choose a pot at least 12 inches in diameter to provide enough room for the plant to grow.

Earlybird™ Purple Yellow Columbine Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 9 - 11 Inches
Mature Spread: 8 - 12 Inches
Spacing: 12 - 18 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Purple, Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Early Spring Through Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Earlybird™ Purple Yellow Columbine
Other Name(s): Earlybird™ Purple Yellow Columbine
Scientific Name: Aquilegia EARLYBIRD™ Purple Yellow
SKU:
1231015066-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 - 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 - 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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