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Week 28 – July 13, 2024

Plant Information

Aquilegia Earlybird™ Blue White

  • Aquilegia Earlybird™ Blue White - Bloom
  • Aquilegia Earlybird™ Blue White - Container
  • Aquilegia Earlybird™ Blue White - Garden
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Aquilegia x hybrida

Common Name: Columbine

Hardiness Zone: 3a - 9b

Hardiness Degree: -40°F (-40.0°C)

Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Shade Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Height: 9 - 11" (23 - 28cm)

Width: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)

Exposure: Partial Sun, Sun

General Information: Exciting, bicolor blooms add garden interest in cool weather or warm winter climates!

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 6 to 9 weeks
Transplant to finish: 12 to 16 weeks (20 to 30 weeks overwintered)

  • Strong colours and colour combinations spark new interest in Aquilegia!
  • Series has a low cold requirement and short juvenility for growing in warm Winter climates.
  • Features a controlled habit, with relatively short stems on well-mounded plants.
  • A flowering window of 10 to 12 days, plus a short harvest window, make it an excellent choice for early-Spring programs.
  • Purple White, Purple Yellow and Red Yellow are unique colours in F1 Aquilegia.

Features a slightly more slender plant habit compared to the rest of the series.

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