Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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Columbine

Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Full sun to full shade, medium to dry moisture level, tolerant of many soils, neutral to slightly alkaline pH. 2 ft. height, blooms in spring, red flowers, will reseed readily in a favorable location.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Middle and East Tennessee

Charming spring flower with both attractive blooms and leaves.  A long-lived plant which can become a groundcover in its preferred location. Attracts hummingbirds and bees.

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One response to “Columbine

  1. joystewart December 22, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    This is one of my favorite wildflowers because it combines beauty with ease of growth. I have an area in my front yard that is about 60′ by 15′, containing many shrubs surrounded by decaying wood mulch (over a heavy clay soil). One spring I walked through with a single packet of columbine seed, sprinkling it here and there as I went along. I promptly got a number of plants which then re-seeded and by the end of the 3rd year, I had almost a solid groundcover between the shrubs. All that from 1 packet of seed! I have been a fan of this plant ever since.

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