Aquilegia vulgaris 'Ruby Port'

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Columbine

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Dark rich-red, fully double blooms on tall, strong stems. Nice upright habit. Bluish-green foliage contrasts beautifully with deep ruby-red flower. A delicate and dramatic addition to any garden setting. The tall stems make this an excellent cut flower. Perfect choice for a formal or cottage style garden.

Height

24-32 Inches

Spread

8-10 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

This is an Heirloom variety dating back to the 1600's, now being reintroduced and appreciated. The common name Columbine means 'dove-like'. Due to the dove's religious symbolism, this was often grown in convents & monastery gardens.

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Very little care required.
Leave fall basal growth to over winter.
Plant in groups of 3 or 5 to compliment late bulbs and early perennials.

When to Divide

early spring

Good Companions

Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium), Snowdrop Anemone (Anemone sylvestris), Cranesbill (Geranium sanguieum), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Larkspur (Delphinium (Magic Fountains)), Variegated Hakone (Hakonechloa macra), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Blue-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Organic
Moist but well-drained
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