Do you want hummingbirds to visit your garden? If so, just plant Wild Columbine and watch the show! It is one of the earliest producers of nectar in the spring, to the delight of pollinators. Its red and yellow bell-like flowers are unique and striking. Wild Columbine tolerates a wide range of soils as long as it is well-drained. In ideal growing conditions (rich moist soils, in light to moderate shade), it easily self-seeds and forms large colonies. It is a larval host to Columbine Duskywing.
Aquilegia canadensis, Wild Columbine
- Height: 2-3’. Spread 12-18". Red and yellow, pendant flowers, in April to May. Sun to part shade. Deer resistant. Attracts pollinators. Native. Drought resistant.