Columbine (Aquilegia 'Swallowtail') in the Columbines Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Blue-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bi-Color: Yellow and lemon-yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Can reseed. Generally comes true from seed but can cross-pollinate.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 4, 2013 4:36 PM

Swallowtail is a very pretty yellow long-spurred variety of Columbine developed by High Country Gardens. Very well named as it is graceful and airy. I do like long spurred Columbines the best and Swallowtail has the longest spurs of them all.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Jul 17, 2018 1:38 PM

Columbine (Aquilegia 'Swallowtail') is a 2000 introduction from High Country Gardens.

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