Aquilegia formosa
Western Columbine

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart ShadeShadeBird Friendly

Western Columbine
Aquilegia formosa

 - Plant listed for information only. Not currently being sold at Garden Centers

Deep red nodding flowers with yellow centers float above bright green foliage on long, thin stems. They flower for many weeks starting in late April. This plant loves partially to fully shaded woodland areas, is easy to grow and very adaptable. Great nectar source for native butterflies and hummingbirds.

  • Nectar attracts native bees and butterflies
  • Many songbirds feast on the flower seeds
  • Very adaptable and easy to grow
  • Hummingbirds love nectar
  • Perfect for massing in a shady area

Native Range

Alaska south into Northern California and east into Montana and south to Utah and Nevada.

Interesting Facts


This plant was used by Native Americans as a sweet nectar treat while seeds were used in perfume or as an analgesic and antirheumatic. Many thought this plant was a good luck charm, while others thought picking the flower would lead to rain.




Mature Size: 18-36in. Tall x 15-18in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

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