Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

A spring favorite for hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators, providing a nectar source when there is little else in bloom. Great for shady areas. Will spread easily by seed, so be careful where you plant it!


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Dry
Height:    2 feet
Blooms:    April, May, June
Color:    Red, Yellow
Spacing:    12-18″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

Be careful–this beautiful plant will spread by seeds. Plant in a garden or restoration where spreading plants are welcome.

Companion Plants

Golden Alexander’s
Long Beaked Sedge
Jacob’s Ladder
Bottlebrush Grass