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Aquilegia canadensis 'Columbine'

Aquilegia canadensis 'Columbine'

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Aquilegia canadensis, also known as the Eastern Red Columbine or Canadian Columbine, is a perennial wildflower native to North America. The plant typically grows to be about 2-3 feet tall with delicate, red, and yellow spurred yet bell-shaped flowers that bloom in the spring and early summer. Each flower has five petals, with the outer three being red and the inner two being yellow. The flowers are typically about 2 inches wide and are held on tall, slender stems above the foliage. The flower's spurs are elongated and usually have the same color as the outer petals. The blooms are delicate and have a unique and striking appearance! The leaves of the plant are feathery and fern-like.

Aquilegia canadensis prefers well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH. It can also tolerate slightly dry conditions, making it a good option for rock gardens or other areas with poor soil. 

Aquilegia canadensis prefers partial shade to full sun, meaning it can tolerate a wide range of light conditions. It can grow well in areas that receive a few hours of direct sunlight each day, as well as in areas that are shaded for most of the day. It is important to note that while the plant can tolerate a wide range of light conditions, it may not flower as profusely in deep shade.

Aquilegia canadensis is known to attract a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The nectar-rich flowers have a unique shape that makes them well-suited for long-tongued bees, while the flared petals and spurs provide a landing platform for butterflies. Hummingbirds are also known to feed on the nectar of columbine flowers.

Photo attributions:

Photo 1: Ragesoss, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo 2: Photo by and (c)2007 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man), CC BY-SA 2.5 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Photo 3: Ghislain118 (AD), CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons



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