About Aquilegia Heavenly Blue
With its winsome blue petals and white corolla, these beautiful Aguilegia stand tall enough to show their beauty above garden shadows. The long spurs make them all the more elegant. I find my Aquilegias bloom over a long period of time starting in spring and the hummingbirds are quite attracted to them. The deer stay away from them and are a carefree plant. It is also on the list of deer resistant plants from the University of Washington and Minnesota Cooperative Extension Service.
Aquilegia Heavenly Blue
Aquilegia McKana Giant Mix Features: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant Plants, Rabbit Resistant, Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies, Good Shade Plant, Perennial
Planting and Growing Aquilegia
Make sure your Aquilegia “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area in part shade or shade. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.