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Aquilegia xhybrida Earlybird™ Purple White (72 cells)

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Bred for vibrant colors, neatly mounded habit, programmable flowering, and unusual combinations. Requires less vernalization than other columbines. Available as Earlybird™ Purple White, Earlybird™ Red Yellow, and Earlybird™ Mixture, with more colors and bi-colors.

  Production Location: Pennsylvania
  Tray Size: 72 plants
  Common Name: Columbine
  USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
  Mature Height: 11 inches
  Color: Purple
  Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Cell Size: 72 cell tray. Depth 2.35". Volume (max. dry) cubic inches: 2.23
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 60-70 F (days) 50-60 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.5-5.8
Soil EC: 1-1.5
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Apply fungicide drench at transplant.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at medium levels of 150 - 200 ppm N
Moisture Level: Allow plants to dry between ample waterings.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Aphids, spider mites, powdery mildew
Vernalization Requirements: Required for flowering.
Supplemental Lighting: Earlier bloom with high light.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Day Neutral
Other: Cooler temps result in heavier flowering.

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