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Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett' (wild columbine, Canadian columbine)

Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett'

wild columbine, Canadian columbine

Profuse show of butter-yellow, lantern-shaped flowers from April to May. Its short stature, delicate color and mid spring bloom time make it an ideal companion for spring bulbs! It was spotted by Lawrence Clemens who asked that it be named after the Corbett Historic District which is near Monkton in Baltimore County, Maryland. Bluemont Nurseries, of Monkton, MD was the first to offer this charming local Aquilegia to the market. 

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12-18 Inches


12 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in part to full shade 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.

Good Companions

Northern sea oats Chasmanthium latifolium
seersucker sedge Carex plantaginea
wild columbine, Canadian columbine Aquilegia canadensis
Appalachian sedge Carex appalachica

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Early Spring
Early Spring

Additional Information

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