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- Mature Height: 1-2 feet
- Light: Shade, part shade
- Soil: Conditions: Well-drained
- Use: Shade or wild garden plant, accent or ground cover; pair with Wild Blue Phlox, Indian Pinks, Pennsylvania Sedge and Cinnamon Fern.
- Deer resistant: Yes
- Fun Fact: Aquilegia comes from the Latin word for eagle because the shape of the petal somewhat resembles an eagle’s talon (New Moon Nursery).
- Photo: Pixabay
Pollinator value: Very High
One of the first plants to provide spring nectar for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds; larval host of the Columbine Duskywing caterpillar.
Beautiful red and yellow drooping, bell-like flower blooms in spring. Foliage makes an attractive groundcover once the flowers have gone and the plant can be cut to the ground. Self seeding.