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Little Lanterns Columbine

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'Little Lanterns' Columbine is a famous native wildflower, growing along woodland edges from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Brilliantly colorful with nodding, trumpet-shaped crimson and yellow flowers, this short and showy variety is a favorite of hummingbirds. 'Little Lanterns' shares its blooms from early spring to mid summer. (Aquilegia canadensis)
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Botanical Name
Aquilegia canadensis Little Lanterns
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Bloom Time
Late Spring to early summer


Whether you're a human or a hummingbird, this is going to be one of your favorite flowers. 'Little Lanterns' Columbine, also called Wild Red Columbine, Canadian Columbine and Eastern Red Columbine, is famous world wide. It's commonly seen growing all the way from Canada to the Gulf Coast, and is a good garden plant almost anywhere. These plants literally cover themselves with their famous, bobbing red and yellow flowers in spring.

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