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Red Columbine

Red Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens

Height: 2 to 4'

Container Size: Quart

Bloom Time: July to August

Bloom Color: Red-Purple

Soil Moisture: Moist to medium

Soil Type: Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8

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Red columbine is an erect plant, 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.


Additional information


2 to 4'

Container Size


Bloom Time

July to August

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Moist to medium

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full shade

Hardiness Zone


Shipping Information

We now 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.

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