Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'
Wild Columbine

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Part ShadeButterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantBird Friendly
DESCRIPTION
Little Lanterns Dwarf Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

'Little Lanterns' is a compact columbine that only grows 10” tall. Deep red and yellow nodding flowers top blue-green foliage for many weeks in spring. This is a good choice for shade gardens, woodland gardens, rock gardens and naturalized areas.

BENEFITS
  • Attracts butterflies, bumblebees, and hummingbirds
  • Early wildflower with 8 + weeks of bloom!
  • Thrives in sun or shade; self sows and naturalizes
  • Deer resistant
  • Resists leaf miners
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Ledges, woods, and cliffs; Quebec to Manitoba south to Oklahoma and Georgia.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)

 

Interesting Facts

 


 

GROWING TIPS

 

Grows easily in full sun to part shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils except for heavy, poorly drained ones. Will grow in rocky, dry soil in shaded areas and on slopes. Keep soils uniformly moist after bloom to prevent the foliage from dying back. If foliage deteriorates, cut plants to the ground. Fresh new foliage will emerge and look good all season. Collect dried seed pods and sow them where you want more plants or simply let the plants self-sow.

 

Mature Size: 8-10" Tall x 8-12" Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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