Hybrid Columbine
Aquilegia 'Songbird Cardinal'

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

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Algonquin, Illinois

Champaign, Illinois

Niles, Illinois

Marshalltown, Iowa

Hebron, Kentucky

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Omaha, Nebraska

Henrietta, New York

Norristown, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 24, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a beautiful plant with gorgeous blooms. The colors on the blooms are quite lovely. This summer, it bloomed for at least 2 months. The flowers are very large.

Positive

On Jan 21, 2008, Hyblaean from Necedah, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

Last year, my 2 year old plant bloomed for over a month without dead heading. I traded for as many columbine seeds as I could get this year :) Not sure if any will be as beautiful as this one, but even if they are close, they'll do.