Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Eastern Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis). Fern-like leaves and graceful stems are topped with unusual 1-inch red and yellow crowns. The deep spurs on each flower attract butterflies and humming birds throughout the summer. An quintessential US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
In Native American lore, the seeds have properties relating to love and attraction.
Plant outdoors Fall. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the second year.
• A perennial
• Native to Central and Eastern US
• sun to shade and rich, well-draining
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Fall, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
Eastern Columbine is native to the following states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.