‘McKana Giants’

‘McKana Giants’ Columbine

Aquilegia x hybrida Delightful little stacks of round-lobed leaves emerge in early spring when not much else is green. Soon after, magical jewel-like nodding blossoms dance above the foliage. The elegant slender spurs are filled with nectar irresistible to pollinating hummingbirds.

McKana Giants is an old British hybrid of uncertain parentage that combines the delights of the wild columbine habit with giant flowers sporting long spurs and a bright bold assortment of colors, including bicolors. Excellent for cutting.

Blooms from late May to early June. Plant 12-18" apart in light moist well-drained soil. Dappled shade guarantees the best color. Grows 24-30" tall. Z3. (bare-root crowns)

682 ‘McKana Giants’
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L682C: 6 for $14.00
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Additional Information

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.

Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.

Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.

For more info:
About planting bare-root perennials.