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Aquilegia canadensis

Columbine

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Aquilegia canadensis (Columbine)

This openly branching plant bears abundant red and yellow nodding flowers in spring. The distinctive flowers offer nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds for many weeks in spring. Columbine is found naturally on shaded limestone and dolomite bluffs and rocky woods throughout the Ozarks and can be grown in part sun to shade.

Additional Information:


Height
24- Inches

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Spread
12- Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Red


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Grow in partial shade in average soil. Plants often self-sow.

Good Companions
Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis), Heart-Leaved Meadow Parsnip (Zizia aptera), Golden Ragwort (Senecio aureus), Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Wild Sweet William (Phlox divaricata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Hydrologic Designation

FAC-

Nature Attracting

Butterfly
Hummingbird

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar