Unique – Both in Flower Form and in Coloring!
• One-of-Kind Color Pattern – A Really Different look in Columbines!
• Short, Sturdy Stems Stand Up to Wind and Rain
• Blooms longer than Most Columbines
Each Plant Makes a Bouquet of Unusual Red-and-White Flowers
Want something different in your garden? Try this double variety in a one-of-a-kind color pattern in dark red and white! It bears a profusion of dainty, short spurred blooms in a tight bouquet held above a mound of ferny foliage. The blooms face upwards so you can enjoy them without stooping, and they keep coming over an extended period from late spring through early summer – longer than most any other Columbine! Butterflies and hummingbirds love the nectar, but deer and rabbits find the sap unappealing.
Delightful Small Size Lets You Grow Them in Places Others Won’t Fit!
This plant is only 15 to 18 inches tall, rather than the 3 feet of traditional Columbines, so you can plant a grouping at the front of your border, or edging a path where you can enjoy the unique blooms up close, and they are ideal at the edge of a wooded area. The short, sturdy stems need no staking to stay upright and the plant grows vigorously, forming an attractive, bushy clump.
Easy to grow! This variety is not only vigorous, it is mildew tolerant. Plant in average to fertile soil that is well-drained but evenly moist. It likes a lot of sun, but will take some afternoon shade, especially in the warmer zones. Cut back foliage in midsummer to renew it for the rest of the season. Columbine tends to be a bit short-lived, but it will gently self-sow so you can enjoy it for years.