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Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns' (Canadian columbine)

Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns'

Canadian columbine or dwarf wild columbine

'Little Lanterns' is short in stature, but free with flowers! Numerous pendant flowers of red and yellow cover the plant in late spring. This selection resolves a few grievances that some have expressed about Aquilegia canadensis by having consistantly shorter stature and more intense color than the species.

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Height

12-18 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Spacing

10 Inches

Bloom Color

Red

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Aquilegia canadensis 'Little Lanterns' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in part to full sun in any well-drained soil. Plants tolerate full sun if temperatures are cool, but they prefer partial shade. They may go dormant in mid summer if stressed by heat or drought, but will emerge again in late winter. Plants reseed readily and plantings may double in size in two years.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Early Spring
Early Spring
Moist
Moist
Average
Average

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Seed cultivar
Attributes
Moist Shade
Native to North America