Birds & Blooms
10 Tequila Sunrise columbine
Why we love it:
It grows in shade and
dons handsome foliage.
AQUILEGIA SKINNERI, ZONES 5 TO 8
With bright copper red, orange and yellow hues, this columbine looks like a meteor streaking across the early morning sky. Plenty of blooms emerge in midspring, and Tequila Sunrise keeps blooming well into summer. It grows 28 inches tall and is loved by pollinators.
Hummingbirds Why we love it:
appreciate the blooms while deer and rabbits tend to leave the plant alone.
Although he grew up with bedding annuals that his father bought from a local grower every Memorial Day,
Luke has since grown fonder of all flowers—especially ones on sale.