Aquilegia canadensis
(American columbine)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Additional Species:

A. canadensis ‘Corbett;’ A. caerulea Rocky Mountain columbine; ‘Dragonfly’ hybrids, ‘Music’ hybrids, 'Songbird’

Height: Groundcover, 12 – 24 inches


Spread:  24 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
very vigorous and easily grown but short-lived; can spread quickly by reseeding and will hybridize with other columbines; hybrids and cultivars also appropriate


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

rounded mound of basal foliage; flower stems erect, branching

Foliage

gray-green; compound leaves; medium texture

Flowers

nodding yellow (sepals) and red (spurs) blooms; April-June

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