Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine
An early bloomer that will tolerate numerous growing conditions. Gorgeous, drooping two-tone flower heads which are loved by bumblebees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Will succeed in light conditions from full sun to shade. However it does prefer cooler locations with dappled shade.
A complimentary species that is best used sprinkled around the garden. Often short-lived but will effectively self-seed and pop up in new locations each year.
Height : 1-3 feet (30-90 cm) Spread : 1-2 feet (30-60 cm)
Bloom Period : May, June, July
Light : Full to Shade
Water : Dry to Medium
Soil : Sand, Loam
Zone : 3-8
Native Habitat : Woodland areas, dry prairies, meadows
Landscape Uses : Butterfly gardens, pollinator gardens, hummingbird gardens, woodland garden, shade gardens, rock gardens