CRCCD – Wild Columbine


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Aquilegia canadensis


Soil: Thin, Sandy, Well-drained
Light:  Full to Part Sun (prefers partial shade)
Moisture:  Dry to Moist
Plant Height:  2 to 3 feet
Plant Width:  1 to 1.5 feet
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Great for borders, shade and woodland gardens, naturalized areas, rock gardens, and rocky cliffs.  Good selection for hummingbird gardens.

Dense, mounded perennial with delicate, lobed leaves topped by sprays of nodding, bell-like red-yellow flowers. Flowers have distinctive backward spurs that contain nectar attractive to long-tongued insects and hummingbirds.  Flowers bloom April to June.  Freely self-seeds and forms colonies in optimum growing conditions.  Remove flowering stems after blooming to encourage additional blooms.  Keep soil evenly moist after blooming to prolong attractive foliage.  Tolerates drought, salt, and a variety of soils as long as drainage is good.  Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and hawk moths.

1-quart pot

Photo credits:
Missouri Botanical Garden
University of Maryland Extension
University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension