Songbird Goldfinch Columbine

Aquilegia 'Songbird Goldfinch'

Upward facing large primrose yellow blooms above compact, fern-like gray-green foliage. This free-flowering perennial is especially lovely when allowed to naturalize in shady, woodland borders. An excellent cut flower, lasting up to two weeks in a vase.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationa-kwi-LEE-jee-a
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 12 to 16 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in average to rich, well-drained soil. Avoid heavy, wet or soggy soils. Best growth and flowering with some light shade. Clip spent flowers to promote continued bloom. Prune old foliage in fall or before new growth emerges in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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