Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

Little Lanterns Columbine

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Little Lanterns Columbine is a compact native wildflower perennial with delicate medium green biternate foliage.  Distinctive small drooping bright red bell-like flowers with white highlights bloom in spring attracting hummingbirds.  Removing stems after flowering may encourage another bloom.  Flowers best in filtered sun and rich well-drained soils.  The canadensis species has good resistance to leaf miner.

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

0.5' - 1'

Spread: 

0.5’ - 1'

Spacing: 

0.5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

Spring

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  Leaf miner can be a serious pest with many aquileia species and hybrids.  Freely self seeds.  Keep soils uniformly moist after bloom to prolong foliage appearance.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWildlife GardenRock GardensWoodland Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: White Wood AsterBleeding HeartsFoam Flower

IMAGE: Photo by David J. Stang, Aquilegia canadensis Little Lanterns 5zzCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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