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Aquilegia formosa

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Aquilegia formosa

Western Columbine

Community: Mountain

Brief Description

Dainty red and yellow flowers dance above soft-textured perennial.

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  • Intricate Red Flowers
  • Hardy Perennial
  • Will Self-seed
  • Hummingbird Magnet

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Plant Description and Details

Ornate blooms are suspended from slender stems and look like ladies dancing in scarlet dresses with yellow petticoats. A petite plant, Red Columbine has noteworthy leaves, shaped like a bear's paw print, soft matte green with silvery

Common Names Western Columbine
Community Mountain
Annual Water Needs 20-30 inches
Drought Tolerant No
Native Range Creeksides and moist areas, throughout the western states.
Native States CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 3
Exposure Sun - Shade
Soil Preference Moist
Placement Perennial beds, woodland settings, riparian plantings, rock gardens.
Mature Height 1 - 2 ft.
Mature Width 2 ft.
Group Spacing 1 - 2 ft.
Blossom Color Red-Yellow
Blooms Spring
Wildlife Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Wildlife Notes Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and pollinators.
Plants Symbol AQFO
Family Name Ranunculaceae
Lewis & Clark No

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