Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Rocky Mountain Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea). This herbaceous perennial produces sky blue and white blooms throughout spring and grows up to 24 inches tall. Rocky Mountain Columbine attracts several important pollinators including hummingbirds, hawk moths, bumblebees and solitary bees. It is deer and rabbit tolerant. Colorful US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
Historically, various Native American tribes used Rocky Mountain Columbine to treat headaches, fevers, diarrhea, and stomach problems. They also rubbed the seeds into their hair to control lice.
Plant outdoors Fall. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the second year.
• A perennial
• Native to West, specifically Rocky Mountain region
• full shade and Rich, well-draining
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Fall, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
Rocky Mountain Columbine is native to the following states:
Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming.