Aquilegia canadensis

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Canadian Columbine, Wild Columbine

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Nodding scarlet with yellow-centered nodding flowers elevate above the lovely green foliage. Hummingbirds love this striking red columbine. Native wildflower of eastern North America. 

Height

24-36 Inches

Spread

15 Inches

Color

Pink/Red/Yellow

Interesting Notes

First cultivated in mid-1600's.

Bloom Time

May-June

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Will self-seed, but should not be considered invasive. May go dormant in hot summer months. Cultivate soil around base in late fall. Will tolerate a sunny aspect but prefers partial shade.

When to Divide

early spring

Good Companions

Goat's Beard (Aruncus dioicus), Meadow Anemone (Anemone canadensis), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), Heartleaf Bergenia, Pigsqueak (Bergenia cordifolia), Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda cinnamomea)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Exposure
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist but well-drained
Organic
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