Columbine

Canadian Columbine, Wild Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

 

 

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)

Genus: Aquilegia (a-kwi-LEE-jee-a) (Info)

Species: canadensis (ka-na-DEN-sis) (Info)

 

Category:

Perennials

 

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

 

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

 

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

 

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

 

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

 

Bloom Color:

Red

Pale Yellow

 

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

 

Foliage:

Herbaceous

 

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

 

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

 

Patent Information:

Non-patented

 

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

 

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

 

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