About Aquilegia Heavenly Blue
With its winsome blue petals and white corolla, these beautiful Aquilegia 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. Pinch off old flower heads and these plants just keep blooming for most of the season. The deer stay away from them and they 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
Planting and Growing Aquilegia
Make sure to “harden off” your Aquilegia to cool nights and windy conditions before planting to prevent shock. 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. 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.