Plant name: Canada columbine
Botanical name: Aquilegia canadensis
Virtues: Produces a multitude of airy red flowers over several months. Resists leaf miner more than other columbines. Attracts hummingbirds.
Foliage: Dark green and fern like.
Flower: One- to two-inch bell-like red flowers are held on tall stems. Prominent yellow stamens.
Habit: Clump-forming perennial. Grows 24 to 36 inches tall and wide.
Season: Spring into summer.
Origin: Eastern Canada south to Florida and west to New Mexico.
Cultivation: Prefers rich moist soil and light to medium shade, but will also grow well in any average soil and full sun. Requires good drainage. Self-seeds to form large colonies if allowed.
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