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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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columbine noted for its unusual flowers
Photo 1 of 12Short-lived perennial noted for its unusual flowers in a variety of colors

McKana Giant Columbine(1 of 12)

Plant in full sun to partial shade
Plant in average to moist soil
Plants reseed easily
Susceptible to leaf miners, which can be controlled by removing damaged leaves
Height: 30-36 inches; Width: 12-15 inches
Hardy in USDA zones 4-7:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

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