Red Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis


In Stock
Key Features

2 to 4'

Container Size


Bloom Time

July, August

Bloom Color

Purple, Red

Soil Moisture

Medium, Moist

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Light Requirements

Full shade

  • Description

    Red Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) is an erect perennial, growing up to 2 ft. tall, well-known for its drooping bell-shaped flowers. These flowers are shaped in a way that attracts certain bees, butterflies, hawk moths, tongued insects and hummingbirds. It is also the host plant for the Columbine Duskywing. This plant is also attractive to birds (finches and buntings) later in the year, as they eat the seeds. The foliage is interesting by itself as it is semi-evergreen. This plant is moderately deer resistant, and has high heat cold and drought tolerance, making it a superb addition to any garden! A fun fact about this plant is that supposedly Native American men rubbed the crushed seeds on their hands as a love charm, and were used to treat fevers, headaches, and other ailments.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

    Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.

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