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Columnea 'Early Bird'

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Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Columnea (kol-LUM-nee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Early Bird

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers
Epiphytes

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Orange
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive angelwing58 On Jul 8, 2011, angelwing58 from Overlea, MD wrote:

i had this plant for about 6 years. it sits in my kitchen window above the sink. it blooms every spring and summer with pretty flowers. and i take cuttings from it to make more plants.and a very easy plant to grow. oh it loves to be misted also.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Nottingham, Maryland
Ellerbe, North Carolina
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bellaire, Texas



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