Songbird 'Blue Jay' Columbine Aquilegia hybrid
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Columbines, the classic garden perennial, typically nod downward, but the members of the Songbird series face upward, so you can enjoy their blooms as you walk through the garden.‘Blue Jay’ produces large, violet blue and white flowers.Attracts:BeesButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:Rabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:20 - 28 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:BlueFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Purple-blue shadesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Mass PlantingMaintenance Notes:
Columbine is easy to grow in loose, average to rich, well-drained soil. Avoid heavy or soggy soils--drainage is key! They can be grown in full sun or partial shade, though light shade will prolong the flowering time. In the fall, cut plants back to their basal foliage. In the spring, remove only the dead leaves.Songbird 'Blue Jay' Aquilegia hybrid