Columbine Little Lanterns

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The famous Wild Red Columbine loved by gardeners and hummingbirds. Native from Canada to the Gulf. (Aquilegia canadensis)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Native
Native
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 8-12" tall, 8-12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
SKU 10AQU3

Plant Information

Whether you're a human or a hummingbird, this is going to be one of your favorites. The beautiful Wild Red Columbine, also called Canadian Columbine and Eastern Red Columbine, is famous world wide. Its common in the wild all the way from Canada to the Gulf Coast, and is a good garden plant almost anywhere. It is smaller than our other famous native, the blue Colorado Columbine, but though they're smaller, these plants literally cover themselves with the famous, bobbing red and yellow flowers in spring.

Allen Armitage tells us even Thomas Jefferson cultivated this native wildflower at Monticello! So it belongs in every American wildflower garden.

Associated SKUs
10AQUG
10AQU3 (Bag of 3)
10FAQU3 (Bag of 3) - Out of stock.
Common Name Wild Red Columbine or Eastern Red Columbine
Botanical Name Aquilegia canadensis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 8-12" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 8-12" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Native, Plants for Small Spaces
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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1.0

I had no luck with the columbine

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from madison wisconsin

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Comments about American Meadows Columbine Little Lanterns:

I planted the roots last fall, and nothing came up in the spring or even now. 2 roots where about the size of my pinky 2 more where half the size of my pinky and 2 where the size of the tip of my pinky, my soil leans to the clay side, but with the way my Midwest wild flower mix came in I don't think that was the problem.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice plant

By 

from Greensboro, NC

About Me Getting Started

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Columbine Little Lanterns:

    I bought three last year and only one has survived. One died becuase it got full sun all day and the second did not get enough sun but it did bloom the first year I got it. These really like slight slope for drainage, sun in the afternoon, and shade for the rest of the day. Plant by some trees.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Disappointed

    By 

    from Western Kentucky

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Wrong Plant Sent

    Cons

    • Could Not Identify Plant
    • Not What I Had Ordered
    • Was Not Columbine

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Columbine Little Lanterns:

      I ordered Columbine but I am not sure what the plant was that arrived. I continued to grow the mystery plant for a while but after a while I pulled it up because it did not fit the place I had.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Sorry, another no-show this Spring

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      from Pasadena, MD

      Pros

      • Delivered on time

      Cons

      • Didn't grow

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Columbine Little Lanterns:

        Again, planted according to instructions, but didn't come up. Am promised replacements this fall.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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