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Columbine Little Lanterns

The famous Wild Red Columbine loved by gardeners and hummingbirds. Native from Canada to the Gulf. (Aquilegia canadensis)
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Bag of 3 10FAQU3

Price: $18.95

Sale: $9.48

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 8-12" tall, 8-12" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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SKU 10AQUG
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
Evergreen N/A
Native Yes
Planting Season Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Native
Special Groups N/A
Ideal Region N/A
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No
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Description
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.

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5.0

Very nice plant

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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.

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    • Personal

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    1.0

    Disappointed

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    from Western Kentucky

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Wrong Plant Sent

    Cons

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

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      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

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      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.

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        • No

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        Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and 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) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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