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Blackcurrant Ice Columbine blooms and foliage
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SKU
6419

Columbine Blackcurrant Ice, Aquilegia flabellata 'Blackcurrant Ice', has striking bicolored flowers that have a unique color combination with an unusual spiky shape.This dwarf columbine is reported to be less susceptible to insect damage.   Aquilegia 'Blackcurrant Ice' has blue green foliage with bicolor flowers of creamy yellow corollas that are draped with purple petals.

'Blackcurrant Ice' is great for container gardening and cut flower arrangements!  This columbine is a very sought after plant for its unique flower and leaf forms!  It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

'Blackcurrant Ice' is easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.  Tolerates wide range of soils except heavy, poorly drained ones. Prefers rich, moist soils with light to moderate shade.

Remove flowering stems after bloom to encourage additional bloom.  Keep soils uniformly moist after bloom to prolong attractive foliage appearance.  When foliage depreciates, plants may be cut to the ground.

Add this plant to the front of a border for an amazing display of color!

* Insect tolerant

* Container plant

* Unique color and form

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Blackcurrant Ice Columbine Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Aquilegia 'Blackcurrant Ice'
Foliage Blue green
Mature Height 6 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 9 - 12 inches
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Mixed
Fall Color Yellow
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years