Aquilegia canadensis

columbine, eastern red columbine


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2 - 2.5 ft    Width: 1.5 - 2 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color      yellow,red
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Specimen plant or rock garden.
Considerations: If conditions are right, it's a prolific reseeder.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Native nurseries, Specialty providers, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)


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Blooms attract hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and hawk moths. Seeds consumed by small birds.
Native Habitats: Bluffs and rock outcrops in moist deciduous forests. May also be found on shallow loamy soils over rock.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: