- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 9 - 12 Inches
- Mature Spread 9 - 12 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 9
- Use As A Filler In Containers
You know it’s officially spring when the Earlybird™ Red and White Columbine starts to bloom. Large, beautiful flowers have deep red spurred petals that encircle a layer of white inner petals. These showy flowers are surrounded by delicate, fern-like green foliage. This variety, also known as Aquilegia hybrida, starts to bloom in early spring until late summer.
Feature this Columbine in borders, mass plantings, or containers. The lovely blooms also make stunning cut flowers. Red varieties of Columbine are a favorite with hummingbirds and attract other pollinators like bees. This beauty grows as a perennial in USDA zones 3 through 9.
Earlybird™ Red and White Columbine Care
This plant needs full to part sun but growing in part sun will prolong the blooming cycle. New plants need consistently damp soil, but established plants need water once a week. Container-grown plants will need more frequent water. Use mildly acidic soil that allows for good drainage.
Apply water-soluble fertilizer once a month during the growing season to support healthy and consistent growth. Remove spent flowers before the plant has a chance to self-seed. Trim back most of the growth in the fall, but keep the basal leaves or the lowest level of foliage. Leaving some foliage will protect the roots against the winter chill, and dead growth can be removed in the spring.
Earlybird™ Red and White Columbine Spacing
This plant maintains a compact growth habit and will reach 9 to 12 inches tall and wide. The plants can be spaced as close as 9 to 12 inches apart to create a dense mass planting. Leave more space if that is the desired look or feature one Columbine in a 12-inch container.
Earlybird™ Red and White Columbine Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 9 - 12 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 9 - 12 Inches|
|Spacing: 9 - 12 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Red, White|
|Bloom Period: Early Summer, Late Spring|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Filler|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Earlybird™ Red and White Columbine|
|Scientific Name: Aquilegia hybrida|
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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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.