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PlantFiles: Hybrid Columbine
Aquilegia 'Songbird Bunting'

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aquilegia (a-kwi-LEE-jee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Songbird Bunting
Additional cultivar information: (Songbird Series)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
Red
Pale Yellow
Light Blue
Purple
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
4.5 or below (very acidic)
4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive gapchwillow On May 6, 2008, gapchwillow from Macomb, IL wrote:

My Songbird Bunting Columbine is planted on the west side of my house where it gets full afternoon sun. I was concerned that it wouldn't grow well in those conditions. Considering that it's only been planted for one year it seems to be doing very well.

Positive RDT On Jul 12, 2005, RDT from Crossville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have it planted on the NE side of my house. It is full of blooms and has doubled itself within a year.

Regional...

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

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Macomb, Illinois
Plainfield, Illinois
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Andover, Minnesota
Crossville, Tennessee



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