These are the
garden columbines. 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 32" 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 include the famous all-red Crimson Star, a major hummingbird plant, and 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.
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 3
McKana Giant Columbine Mix
Aquilegia Mckana Giant Mix
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to early summer
Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Compact mound of ferny light-green foliage.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Poisonous if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|