Columbine

Aquilegia ‘Swan Violet & White’

A hybrid derived from the Colorado state flower, the petals and spurs are an incredibly rich, shining violet-blue. The name honors the memory of the students and teacher of Columbine High School who shall never be forgotten. Proceeds from the first 3 years of sales benefited organizations that promoted diversity and tolerance in schools. Perennial.

Tips from the pros: Remove spent flowers in late June to encourage longer blooming. Foliage often declines in mid-summer so cut it back to the ground and allow it to regrow for fall. May self-seed.

Plant Type
Height
Width
Flowering Season
Flower Color
Sun
Water Needs
USDA Hardiness Zone
Soil Type
Deer Resistant
Good for Pollination
Winter Interest
North American Native
Annual Commercial Maintenance
5-10 year Commercial Maintenance
Elevation Guide
Perennial
18-24 inches
16-18 inches
Late spring to early summer
Purple mixed
Partial sun
Moderate
Zones 3-9
Loam
No
Yes
No
Yes
Hand trim back dead stems in spring
Follow annual maintenance and allow to go to seed. Thin out any undesirable seedlings
Up to 8125ft