Hardy, spring-flowering perennial Description:
Striking, deep blue and white, double flowers; delicate blue-green foliage Habit:
Flowering stalks 2 to 3 feet high Culture:
Prefers rich, well-prepared, evenly moist garden loam and partial shade; can tolerate morning sun; avoid covering crown with mulch Hardiness:
Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3 Attributes:
Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
European Columbines have been cultivated in British gardens since at least the 14th century. Parkinson and Gerard illustrated many double forms in their herbals of the 16th and 17th centuries. Single and double columbines were grown in America before 1700, and it is likely that Jefferson had both types. ‘Adelaide Addison’ is a modern name applied to a colorful double columbine similar to forms long in cultivation. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are all attracted to the flowers. zone3,zone4,zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8,zone9