Aquilegia hybrid | Columbine ‘Tequila Sunrise’
Columbine, commonly known as Granny’s Bonnet or Grannys Nightcap, is an all time favorite garden and wildflower that’s easy to grow from seed. ‘Tequila Sunrise’ Columbine has finely divided, fern-like or Meadow Rue-like foliage that has distinctive copper-red nodding flowers with long-spurs and golden-yellow chandeliers of filaments and anthers produced in profusion at the end of many long, twisting branches. Blooms for a long period starting in May and may rebloom again towards autumn. Requires one full season to establish. Will flower the second year and thereafter.
Hardy, herbaceous, short-lived perennial that will tolerate a large range of soil and sun types. Does best in full sun although they flower better with some shade. Drought tolerant and tough as nails. May go dormant in the summer and will grow foliage again in the fall.
Seeds will sprout with heat, humidity, and light in 2-4 weeks time (usually not sooner). Cold-stratification could help germination percentages although it’s typically not required. Alternatively, seeds can be direct-sown outdoors autumn through early spring. Seeds will gladly self sow in soil or gravel, under decks, etc.
Hummingbirds and bumblebees love them!
Full sun to part shade
Mature height: 24-30 inches
Mature width: 18 inches
Hardiness zones: 3- 9