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Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett'

ak-will-EE-zsah kan-ah-DEN-sis

This airy perennial has delicate dark-green leaves and many nodding, light-yellow flowers from mid-spring to midsummer. 

Noteworthy CharacteristicsNot as robust as the species and won't reseed as heavily. U.S. native.

CareGrow in full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil. It is tolerant of most soils, but prefers rich, moist ones and part shade.

PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in spring. Can divide cultivars in spring but plants respond slowly to root disturbance.

ProblemsPowdery mildew, rust, fungal leaf spots. Aphids, leaf miners, and caterpillars.

  • Genus : Aquilegia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Light : Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time : Spring, Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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