McKana’s Giant Columbines—Putting on a Show


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Last year we planted several packets of ‘McKana’s Giant’ columbines. This year they have really put on a show for us and I’ve been very impressed with them. The columbines themselves, at least last year, went a bit dormant in the hotter part of the year, only to regrow by leaps and bounds in the last two months and send up spikes for blooming.

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I was pleasantly surprised with this pale blue flower when I stepped outside at lunch for one of our daily garden walk-throughs. It’s quite amazing how much we either miss or see something that changes from morning to night in the garden.

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Along with this hybrid mix we have several native columbine species planted as well but they have not bloomed quite yet. Soon, we hope!

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One thought on “McKana’s Giant Columbines—Putting on a Show

  1. chel says:

    Those are gorgeous! It must be so cool to have flowers come up that you planted last year or previously. The one big negative of a container garden is that there are very few surprises- if something pops up that wasn’t planted in the last few weeks, it’s 99% a weed and pulled. Only a few times have things grown that I planted MONTHS before and totally surprised me.

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