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Crimson Star Columbine

SKU: AM014403
$10.98
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Overview
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Aquilegia Crimson Star
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Long Bloom Time, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
24-30" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer

Description

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.