Longspur columbine

Aquilegia longissima

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Longspur columbine (Aquilegia longissima)
Genus:  Aquilegia
This species of Aquilegia is short lived, but its bright yellow, fragrant flowers with elongated spurs will be a vibrant addition to your garden.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Native to the southwestern U.S. and Texas. It is listed as endangered in some areas. Contact with sap may cause skin irritation. The cultivar 'Maxistar' is vigorous.
Care:  Provide full sun to partial shade and moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe, or in spring. All columbines self seed profusely as well as hybridizing freely. Divide named cultivars in spring, although they are slow to recover since the rootstocks resent disturbance.
Problems:  Susceptible to powdery mildew and rust in dry summers. Fungal leaf spots are also common, and Southern blight is sometimes a problem. Prone to aphids, leaf miners, and caterpillars.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Naturalizing
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden,
Woodland Garden

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