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Aquilegia canadensis (Canadian columbine)

Aquilegia canadensis Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Aquilegia canadensis ak-will-EE-zsah kan-ah-DEN-sis Common Name: Canadian columbine Genus: Aquilegia
This airy perennial has ternate dark green leaves, and produces many nodding flowers from midspring to midsummer. Its scarlet flowers have yellow, downward-pointing sepals.
Noteworthy characteristics: Self seeds. Attracts hummingbirds. U.S. native.
Care: Provide full sun to part shade and medium to dry soil.
Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame in spring. Can divide cultivars in spring but plants respond slowly to root disturbance.
Problems: Powdery mildew, rust, fungal leaf spots. Aphids, leaf miners, and caterpillars.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Hummingbirds; Native; Self Seeds
Bloom Time Spring; Summer
Flower Color Red Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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