General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 20 to 28 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Other: Fern like, gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Blue and white
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Columbine
Also sold as:
  • Blue Bird

Photo Gallery
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 04-07-2018
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Songbird Bluebird') 7 image composite 001
Location: Iowa
Date: 2017-06-06
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2018-05-13
Second Bloom of 2018
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Date: 2019-05-05
Spring 2019 FFOS
Location: in my shade garden
Date: 05-06-2020
Aquilegia 'Songbird Bluebird'

 Courtesy Growing Colors
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: My garden
Date: 2016-06-05
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 05-22-2019
Columbine (Aquilegia 'Songbird Bluebird') in situ 001

Date: 2016-08-24
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
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