- Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 9 - 11 Inches
- Mature Spread 9 - 11 Inches
- Growing Zones 3 - 9
The white flowers of the Earlybird™ White Columbine are a welcome sign of spring. This beauty features a monochromatic look with white inner petals surrounded by white spurred petals. This Aquilegia cultivar starts to bloom in early spring with a 10 to 12 day flowering window. The white blooms are offset by delicate green foliage.
This plant grows as a perennial in USDA growing zones 3 through 9, and it is a natural fit for borders, mass plantings, or containers. The beautiful white flowers make a striking specimen or will complement any other early blooming planting. Plant near the front of a bed so the flowers of this compact perennial will be visible. Cut flowers can last for up to two weeks and look lovely in arrangements. Columbine will welcome butterflies and hummingbirds but is not favored by deer and rabbits.
Earlybird™ White Columbine Care
This plant prefers full shade, so find a spot with about 4 hours of sunlight. New plants will need water when the top few inches of the soil dries out, but established plants will benefit from weekly waterings. Use acidic soil that is rich and well-draining. Apply a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season.
Remove spent flowers to keep the plant looking tidy and prevent it from self-seeding. Leave the greenery in place after the flowers fade and cut back most of the growth in the fall. Trim just above the basal leaves or the lowest level of foliage to protect the roots from chilly winter weather. Remove any dead growth in the spring.
Earlybird™ White Columbine Spacing
This plant will grow 9 to 11 inches tall and 8 to 12 inches wide. Create a full and continuous planting by spacing Columbine 8 to 12 inches apart. A 12-inch pot is big enough for one plant.
Earlybird™ White Columbine Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 9
|Plant Type: Perennials
|Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade (0 - 4 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 9 - 11 Inches
|Mature Spread: 8 - 12 Inches
|Spacing: 8 - 12 Inches
|Flower Color(s): White
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
|Uses: Containers, Wildlife Gardens
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers
|Common Name: Earlybird™ White Columbine
|Scientific Name: AQUILEGIA EARLYBIRD `WHITE`
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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