View Larger Wild Columbine

Planted at Mount Vernon

Planted at Mount Vernon Upper Garden

  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    3 3 4 4b 5 5b 6 6b 7 7b 8 8b USDA basemap

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005

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    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 Perennials

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring Spring

    Specifications

    Max height Max Height: 3'
    Max spread Max Spread: 1.5'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun Full Sun
    Part Shade Part Shade

    Tolerances

  • Deer
  • Rabbit
  • Dry Soil
  • Drought

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Hummingbird Hummingbird

    Toxicity

    Do not ingest Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern North America


    History

    William Faris planted these in his Maryland garden in 1790.


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