Aquilegia canadensis

Wild Columbine

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Wild Columbine is a native wildflower perennial with delicate medium green biternate foliage.  Distinctive small drooping red and yellow bell-like flowers 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: 

2' - 3'

Spread: 

1’ - 1.5'

Spacing: 

1'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red+Yellow

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: FritzflohrreynoldsAquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine 2CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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