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Columbine Songbird Bluebird

Songbird Bluebird is a masterfully hybridized homage to the large wild Colorado Blue Columbine. (Aquilegia)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 14-24" tall, 12-16" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 4AQU
Common Name Columbine
Botanical Name Aquilegia
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue, White
Estimated Mature Height 14-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-16" 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 Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This stunning blue and white hybrid, growing about 30 tall, is one of the famous Song Bird Columbines, hybridized by Charles Weddle, one of Americas most respected hybridizers.

Its beauty mimics the colors and form of our largest wild columbine, the famous Colorado Blue Columbine, and offers this wonderful color combination to gardeners everywhere.

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.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

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        5.0

        Beautiful flowers within a few weeks!

        By Holly

        from Gainesville, Fl.

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              Comments about American Meadows Columbine Songbird Bluebird - Plant:

              I ordered this flower last year and it didn't make it at all. They were already out of stock by the time I reported it, but I opted to wait the year to receive a replacement this spring rather than a refund. I am DELIGHTED with my replacement. FYI for those in hotter climates (I'm in Florida), they really do need mostly all shade. I planted this in almost entirely shade and have been rewarded with a number of flowers... and while the plant is still a rather small size. The flowers are nearly the size of the plant! It just loves flowering! I also mixed some lime powder into the soil via the suggestion of a local nurseryman I talked to (it's planted among oaks). I think that helped A LOT.

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              1.0

              Did not do well.1 died, 2 are struggling

              By pam the gardner

              from Chestertown, Maryland

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                    Comments about American Meadows Columbine Songbird Bluebird - Plant:

                    The plants were small when they arrived. Looked weak. One died in the spring. The other two are struggling to survive. They receive a half day of sun. This year was very warm, that did not help.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    PRETTY IN BLUE

                    By Great Nana

                    from Mertztown, PA

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                    Pros

                    • Long Bloom Time
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Vivid Colors

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                      • Large Areas
                      • Raised Beds

                      Comments about American Meadows Columbine Songbird Bluebird - Plant:

                      Loved the pretty vivid blue color as I look out my living room window. Fast growing.

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

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