Aquilegia formosa
Western Columbine

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart ShadeShadeBird Friendly
DESCRIPTION
Western Columbine
Aquilegia formosa

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.

BENEFITS
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 INFO

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 a analgesic and antirheumatic. Many thought this plant was a good luck charm, while others thought picking the flower would lead to rain.

GROWING TIPS

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

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Shade

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