Native Plant Trust

Aquilegia canadensis

red columbine, Canada columbine

One of our favorite native spring bloomer, columbines serve as a valuable nectar source to spring insects and hummingbirds. This species pairs well with other sun and dry-loving species, but is also adaptable to open woodlands and craggy outcrops.

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Height: 8-24 in
Spread: 8-12 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Dry
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Host Plant
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Urban Environment
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution