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As the name implies, this beauty (official name: Aquilegia canadensis) is native to the eastern United States and hardy to zones 3-9.

This orangey-red flower has a yellowish inside with unique, backward facing spurs. Columbine blooms from May – June and reaches 2’ to 3’ in height, with a 1.5’ spread. It has beautiful upright branching from a basal crown and 1” long, ovalish lobed leaves.

Columbine prefers sun to part shade, in average to fertile, moisture retentive, well-drained soil, and will self seed to grow in clumps. Trim back after flowering, to encourage new growth.

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