Aquilegia canadensis

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  • Common Name: Columbine
  • Plant Story:

    A beautiful woodland native perennial, Aquilegia canadensis has intricate red and yellow bell-like flowers with unique, backward-pointed nectar tubes. Columbine is attractive to a variety of pollinators, including hummingbirds. Deer and rabbit tolerate. Green to blue-green biternate foliage remains attractive throughout the summer.

  • Type: Perennial Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: Pink,Yellow,Red
  • Planting Zone: 3-8
  • Height: 2-3 ft
  • Spread: 1-1.5 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Borders, cottage gardens, woodland gardens, or naturalized gardens
  • Leaf: Green biternate foliage
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Birds, Butterflies,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:Leaf miner
  • Is NativeEastern North America
  • Form: Clump-forming
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Remove stems after bloom for second bloom. Freely self-seeds. Wide range of soil tolerances.


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