Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

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The red flowers provide nectar for hummingbirds as they arrive. The plants do best in a few hours of sun.
Item #: AQCAN
Binomial Aquilegia canadensis

A very good plant for hummingbirds. Grow in shade or sun. You can cut the plants back to the ground after they finish blooming; new green foliage will regrow and remain until the first hard freeze.

The roots have been used medicinally. Columbine seeds have been used by Native Americans to treat headaches and head lice and to become more "persuasive". It is potentially toxic; be sure to research medicinal uses and methods.

Uses: hummingbirds, shade garden, medicinal, nectar source

Bloom time: April - June

Height: 2 to 3 feet

Space: 16 to 20 inches

Sun: Sun to shade (may require extra care if growing in full sun)

Moisture: Average


  • 38,000 seeds per ounce
  • 1 ounce per 1,200 square feet (yields about 30 seeds per square foot)
  • 200 seeds per packet

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