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Songbird 'Blue Bird' Columbine

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Ships Week of 5/16/22

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9
  • Height 20-28 Inches Tall
  • Spread 1.5-2 Feet Wide

This spectacular columbine produces 2- to 3-inch light blue, long-lasting, tubular-shaped, upward-facing flowers with white corollas in late spring and early summer. The blossoms rise above its attractive blue-green foliage. This North American native perennial is similar in color and form to the famous native Colorado Blue Columbine.

Songbird 'Blue Bird' Columbine grows in a bushy clump to a height of between 12 and 18 inches with a spread of 12 to 16 inches. It’s a great choice for border, island or cottage gardens and mass planting or naturalized areas in your landscape. It can also be grown as a container plant. This plant is short-lived but is prone to reseeding without becoming invasive.

Songbird 'Blue Bird' Columbine Care

Plant Songbird 'Blue Bird' Columbine in full sun to partial shade locations in USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9 in well-drained soil. This perennial attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees but is resistant to deer and rabbits. Trim it to the ground after the flowers and leaves have faded in mid-summer. Skin contact with the sap may be mildly irritable.

Songbird 'Blue Bird' Columbine Spacing

Space individual plants 18 to 24 inches apart. This columbine was hybridized by the respected plant hybridizer, Charles Weddle.

Songbird 'Blue Bird' Columbine Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Flower Color(s): Blue
Bloom Period: Spring to Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 20-28 Inches
Spread: 1.5-2 Feet
Spacing: 1.5-2 Feet
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Resists: Rabbits
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies & Bees
Features: Bicolor Blooms
Scientific Name: Songbird 'Blue Bird' Aquilegia hybrid
Common Name: Songbird 'Blue Bird' Columbine
Other Name(s): n/a
Brand: Proven Selections

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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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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.