Wild Columbine

Botanical Name: Aquilegia canadensis

Height: Varies with conditions, to about 60 cm.

Season of bloom: Late spring to summer.

Growing Conditions: Sun or shade. Grows in rock crevises and in ordinary garden soil.

Wildlife benefits: Pollinated by hummingbirds and large bumblebees.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes.

Remarks:

Similar species: There is only one species of Columbine native to eastern North America and it is this one, Aquilegia canadensis. Beaux Arbres sometimes has smaller Columbines, for alpine gardens or troughs: Rocky Mountain Columbine, and a dwarf, garden selection of the native.

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