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Columbine 'Songbird™ Dove'
Unavailable in 2018
Aquilegia ('Songbird™' Series)
(What's my zone?)Perennial
Cultivar Notes - 'Songbird™ Dove'
Beautiful, upright creamy white flowers above handsome green foliage. Compact habit. Blooms May to June. Beautiful in the flower garden or cut for bouquets.
Genus Notes - Aquilegia
Aquilegia derives its name from the shape of the long, curved, tubular nectary, reminiscent of the claws or beak of the eagle--aquila
in Latin. The common name, Columbine, meaning "dove-like" in Latin, alludes to the flower's resemblance to a flock of doves.
Rarely used for culinary or medicinal purposes, these species are of interest solely on aesthetic grounds. Abundantly prominent in medieval oil paintings, Columbines have clearly cast their spell on generations throughout history.
Columbines offer some of the most unusual and beautiful flowers to be found among hardy perennials. They come in a range of colors, often combining two colors in one flower, adding casual elegance to the midspring to early summer garden.
Columbines prefer moist, but well-drained soil and grow best in partial shade. They are not particularly long-lived, especially if kept too wet.
Series Notes - Songbird™
Large and showy, upward-facing, long-spurred blossoms are the signature of this Aquilegia series. These reliable bloomers come in a broad range of colors, all sharing a compact habit and flowers that measure 3" on average. 'Dove' bears the largest flowers of the series.