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“And the Eagle Flies with the Dove…” Steven Stills, Love The One You’re With

“And the Eagle Flies with the Dove…” Steven Stills, Love The One You’re With

Posted by John Friel on Jul 27th 2022


Flights of Fancy in the Backyard Zoo!

Don’t look now, but critters have taken root in your garden. Relax, they’re friendly – and they’re animals in name only. Let’s meet one... heck, make it two – in one plant!


Aquilegia: Bird of prey, or bird of peace? The genus name comes from the Latin for eagle (aquila), because the long petal spurs reminded Linnaeus of an eagle’s talons. But the common name, columbine, is from the Latin for dove (columba), because someone else thought the flower resembled doves with their heads together.

Either way, war or peace, Aquilegia is a prime early bloomer, a traditional harbinger of spring. We offer a dozen choices. Let’s look at some favorites, shall we? Either way, war or peace, Aquilegia is a prime early bloomer, a traditional harbinger of spring. We offer over a dozen choices. Let’s look at some favorites, shall we?


Aquilegia xhybrida Earlybird™ Series 

Bred for vibrant colors, neat mounding habit and uniform cropping, this compact variety offers two two-tone options (Purple White and Red Yellow) and a cheerful Mixture of more colors and bicolors. 

Just 9 – 11” tall, they’re hardy in Zones 3 – 9.

Purple White

Red Yellow

Mix


Aquilegia xcaerulea Kirigami™ Series 

It’s not just for spring anymore! Bred for uniform flowering across varieties, this one’s a little taller and downright programmable. Your choice of Deep Blue & White, Rose & Pink, or Mix. 

Standing 14 – 24” tall, they’re hardy in Zones 5 – 9.

Deep Blue & White

Rose & Pink

Mix


Backstory 

The genus Aquilegia is native to much of the Northern Hemisphere, including North America. Breeders have crossed and recrossed among its 60 - 70 species, yielding a rich range of available sizes and colors. 


Give your customers the gift of fauna-inspired flora. We tame them for you in smooth-handling, fast-finishing liners from Emerald Coast Growers – your easy choice!

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