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Good choice for shade, woodland, and rock gardens and naturalized area.

Good choice for shade, woodland, and rock gardens and naturalized area. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 5 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Aquilegia canadensis

Wild columbine

One of the earliest wildflowers to bloom, Aquilegia canadensis, is easily grown in average, moist soil in shade to part shade. The bell-like red and yellow flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds. Bees and the larvae of other insects also enjoy the plant. The root system is fibrous and occasionally produces rhizomes. 


Height:

2 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Color:

Red

Aquilegia canadensis Characteristics

Exposure

  • Partial Shade
  • Shade

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Cut Flower

Flowering Months

  • April
  • May

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=AQCA