Aquilegia canadensis

Wild Columbine

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  • Nodding, red and yellow bell- like flowers with upward spurred petals in April- May, occasionally June
  • Pt.shade
  • Sandy, well drained soils, medium loam, sandy loam rocky outcrops
  • Natural habitat: dry rocky woodlands to moist, well drained forests
  • Short lived perennial, readily self sows

Height: 24-36 in
Spread: 12-18 in

Zone: 3-8
Color: Red

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Humming-birds


  • Native
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Naturalizing
  • Self seeds in optimum conditions
  • Border or Bed

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun/ pt.shade

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Clump forming

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained

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