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Columbine Plant

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Climate: 3-9 Mature Height: 1 to 2.5 feet high Sun: Prefers full sun but will thrive in partial sun. Soil: Prefers well-drained thin or loamy soils found covering woody and rocky cliffs Botanical Name: Aquilegia

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Red Columbine Plant

 

Columbine Plant is a native plant to the United States and designated as an herb used to treat health conditions. It classifies as a perennial forb with a recurring lifespan of 3 to 5 years; going dormant during mid to late autumn, and re-sprouting in early spring. The Red Columbine is common to fields, meadows, wildlife landscapes, roadsides and cultivated gardens. This flowering plant is hardy and can be regenerated easily by seed making it a favorite garden flora. The signature hanging blooms grow to 1-2 inches with pedals in hues of red to pink and touches of yellow dangling in the perfect position for pollinating, especially by hummingbirds looking to extract its nectar. The blooms last from March to July.Columbines start easily from seed and will readily multiply once established. Columbine flower seeds can be directly sown in the garden anytime between early spring and mid-summer. There’s no need to even cover them as long as they receive plenty of light. Put pre-established plants in the ground at the same time, with the crown placed at soil level. Spacing for both seeds and plants should be anywhere from 1 to 2 feet. Keep the plants moist following columbine planting until well established. Then only weekly watering is necessary with exception to extended periods of drought in which they will require additional watering. Provide a water soluble fertilizer monthly. Regular fertilizing will help produce brighter blooms and thicker foliage. Pruning columbine plants back to the basal foliage just after blooming can usually help alleviate any problems with insect pests as well.

 

 

Climate: 3-9

Mature Height: 1 to 2.5 feet high

Sun: Prefers full sun but will thrive in partial sun.

Soil: Prefers well-drained thin or loamy soils found covering woody and rocky cliffs

Botanical Name: Aquilegia

Columbine Plant

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