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.
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 3
Wild Red Columbine, Eastern Red Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis Little Lanterns
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to early summer
Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Low green mound of lacy fern-like foliage.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Poisonous if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|