- 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|
|Flower Color(s): Purple, Yellow|
|Bloom Period: Early Spring Through Summer|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Earlybird™ Purple Yellow Columbine|
|Other Name(s): Earlybird™ Purple Yellow Columbine|
|Scientific Name: Aquilegia EARLYBIRD™ Purple Yellow|
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.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.