Aquilegia canadensis


SKU: PER9-Aquilegia Canadensis

Wild Columbine

Height: 1-3ft

Spread: 1ft

Light: Part Sun to Shade

Bloom Color: Red & Yellow

Zone: 3-8

Size: 1 gal


Frequented by hummingbirds. Red flowers with yellow centers hang like drifts of softly illuminated lanterns in April and May. Excellent as a shady rock garden naturalizer, it also is quite content in average garden conditions. Occurs naturally in rich rocky woods, north-facing slopes, cliffs, ledges, pastures, and roadside banks. Native to all states east of the Rockies, but not found in Louisiana.

Thrives in part to full shade in any well-drained soil. Plants tolerate full sun if temperatures are cool, but they prefer partial shade. They may go dormant in mid summer if stressed by heat or drought, but will emerge again in late winter. Plants reseed readily and plantings may double in size in two years.