A picture of a Canadian Columbine

Canadian Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Also known as

Rock Bells, Meeting Houses, Cuckies, Jack-In-Trousers, Turk's Cap, Granny's Bonnet, Akaly, Honeysuckle, Red Columbine, Red-Bell, American Columbine, Canada Columbine, Colorado Columbine, Common Columbine, Rock-Bells

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Canadian Columbine Overview

This Aquilegia plant has delicate blooms of soft red and rich yellow. The foliage is lacy and forms a clump.

Common problems with Canadian Columbine

How to propagate Canadian Columbine

Seed

Store seeds indoors in your refrigerator for 3 weeks, then sow at 70-75 degrees; keep uncovered as seeds need light for germination.

Special features of Canadian Columbine

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Other uses of Canadian Columbine

Wildflower/meadow, rock garden, perennial border, cutting bed, naturaliser. Attracts hummingbirds in suitable geographical locations.