Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Cliff
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Red
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 3
Hardy To Zone: 8
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

24 to
inches

Spread:

12 to
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
inches
Spread: 12 to
inches
Size
Height: 24 to
inches
Spread: 12 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Plant in the garden for early season color or naturalize in wooded areas. Plants often self-sow.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in well-drained soil in dappled shade. Cut back brown leaves after flowering to promote fresh foliage that will be attractive all season. Will spread from seed.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower
Basic Description

Red and yellow nodding flowers in April and May. Source of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds. Found naturally on rocky ledges and wooded rocky slopes.

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