'McKana Giant' is an extra large flowered Columbine available in a wide assortment of colors.
The flowers either face outwards or are nodding. Once the
perennial begins blooming flowers can be expected for 4 to 6 weeks. Removing
spent flowers helps to encourage new flower growth. McKana Giants
large blossoms are good for cutting, but they only last a few days
once removed from the plant.
Plant McKana Giant Columbine in full sun to
partial shade in fertile, moist well drained soil. Providing mid
day shade from summer heat is beneficial. Near the end of the
growing season when the foliage has become unsightly the plants
can be cut back to ground level. Most varieties of Columbines are profuse self seeders yielding
a new crop of volunteers the following spring.
Available colors: Blue and
white, pink and white, red and yellow, and solid white and yellow.
Propagation: McKana Giant Columbine can easily be grown from seed.
For quicker results purchase pre-started plants at your local
Garden Center or greenhouse. Space new
container grown plants 18" to 24" apart depending on how
quickly you wish the area to fill in. Once established Columbine plants
are difficult to transplant from one location to another.
Potential pests ~ diseases: Aphids or powdery mildew.
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