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Columbine Crimson Star

 
Red Columbine Crimson Star, Aquilegia, Columbine

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Regular Price: $10.98

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This red selection of the McKana Columbine group is always a big favorite with people -- and hummingbirds. Some of the loveliest flowers you'll ever see. (Aquilegia)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 24-30" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 17PER

Plant Information

This is the all-red selection from the famous McKana columbine group. Like the Russell Lupines and other definitive groups of perennials, the McKana Columbines have never been surpassed. With clear, bright-colored flowers, these are sizable plants, growing up to 30 or more. Their show in the garden can be truly spectacular. These famous flowers were bred by combining both the North American native columbines with others from abroad. The McKanas also include some of the unique fully-double hybrids.

The Wild Columbines Many people think columbines are the loveliest flowers of all, and they are certainly important in the wildflower world. Many important species are North American natives. Everyone in the Northeast loves the Wild Eastern Columbine, the beautiful smallish red one, Aquilegia canadensis, and of course, everyone in the Rockies loves the State Flower of Colorado, the large, blue Colorado Columbine, A. caerulea. There are important species native to Europe and Japan as well.

SKU 17PER
Common Name Columbine
Botanical Name Aquilegia
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 24-30" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsColumbine Crimson Star
 
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1.0

Did not do well in my garden

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from Philadelphia, PA

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Did Not Thrive
  • Small In Size

Best Uses

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Comments about American Meadows Columbine Crimson Star:

This is my second time trying columbines -- no luck!

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shines like a star in my garden

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from Chicago, IL Zone 5

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  • Attractive
  • Healthy

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      lack of color choice

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      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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