Columbine (Aquilegia 'McKana's Giant') 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
Plant Height: 2-3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on Sep 6, 2013 5:07 AM

This is a short-lived perennial for me. It does self-sow, but those plants do not come true. They instead revert to a common 'granny bonnet' type. I love the long-spurred look and buy one or two each season to pop in here and there. After bloom, I cut them back to about 6" and occasionally will get a rebloom in late summer.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On June 21, 2014 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
dragonfetti On March 21, 2015 Seeds sown
2 pks in BL & BM
dragonfetti On March 19, 2015 Obtained plant
American Seed .20
carlysuko On January 23, 2018 Potted up
Potted up 19 healthy looking plants.
carlysuko On November 26, 2017 Seeds germinated
carlysuko On November 18, 2017 Seeds sown
In twelve cell pack with origami mix on one side
carlysuko On November 5, 2017 Seeds sown
Sowed in three 2" square pots. Jiffy seed starting mix with perlite. Covered with plastic wrap, put in fridge to stratify.
lovesblooms On March 3, 2018 Seeds sown
winter sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Is this a Columbine? by RickCorey May 14, 2013 4:37 PM 20
Is anyone else starting seeds yet? by Weedwhacker Mar 13, 2012 10:32 AM 22

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