AQUILEGIA canadensis Eastern Columbine is a perennial herbaceous plant that is native to eastern North America. It belongs to the Ranunculaceae family and is widely known for its attractive red and yellow flowers.
One of the fascinating flowers, Aquilegia Canadensis leaves no chances to impress its spectators. Its sophisticated red and yellow look is enough to grab their attention at once. Widely spread in eastern and north America, the flower possesses the ability to grow on its own. If you’re passing by a rocky area in the north or east region, then there are chances you get your hands on this unusual flower.
The plant can grow up to 2-3 feet tall and has a clumping habit. It has lobed leaves that are green and delicate, giving it a fern-like appearance. The flowers of Eastern Columbine are bell-shaped, and they hang downward on slender stems. They are typically red with yellow centers and have long spurs that extend behind the petals.
Eastern Columbine blooms in late spring and early summer, and it prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial to full sun. It is an excellent choice for gardeners who want to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to their gardens. The plant self-seeds and can naturalize in woodland gardens or along the edges of woodlands. It can also be propagated through division in early spring or fall.
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Scientific Name: Aquilegia Canadensis
Common Name: Eastern Columbine
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Native Range: Eastern North America
Full Growth Height: 2-3 ft
Width in Across: 1-1.5 ft
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Blooming Season: April to May
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Pollinators: Self, Sun, Wind, Water
Flower Color: Red and Yellow
Tolerate: Drought, Dry Soil, Rabbit, Deer
Water Requirement: Moderate
Soil Type: Medium, Well-drained soil
Uses: Borders, Cotton Gardens, Naturalized Areas, etc.