Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)


Sold in 4.5″ (1 qt) pots
Partial shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
Bloom Time: April to June
Height x spread: 2 ft x 1.5 ft
Flower: Showy, red and yellow bell-like flowers
Tolerate: Drought
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

The genus name Aquilegia is derived from the Latin word for eagle as spurs at the back of the flower petals resemble an eagle’s claw. The tubular flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bumblebees. Once the flowers are gone, the plant makes an attractive ground cover. It prefers organically rich, moist soil. Use this plant in woodland habitats, naturalized areas, shady garden borders, native gardens, or pollinator gardens. It is somewhat deer resistant. However, groundhogs seem to enjoy it.

Where to see it growing: Signal Hill Outdoor Classroom, Bellevile, IL | Bohm Woods Nature Preserve, Edwardsville, IL | Salt Lick Point Land & Water Reserve, Valmeyer, IL

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