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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Wild columbines have dainty red and yellow flowers on long stems above clumps of bright green foliage. They self-seed reliably to form vigorous naturalized colonies.

    Latin Name

    Aquilegia canadensis


    Family

    Ranunculaceae


    Also Known As

    Eastern Red Columbine Canadian Columbine


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Attracted Wildlife

    Hummingbirds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern North America


    History

    William Faris planted these in his Maryland garden in 1790.


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