Aquilegia canadensis – Buy perennial plants


Orange flowers with yellow centres on tall, wiry stems from late spring to early summer.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Aquilegia canadensis description

Lovely delicate orange flowers with yellow centres from late spring to early summer.

A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.

Excellent for brightening up shady areas, or for the middle of a border, or near a patio and is straightforward provided it isn’t too dry, sometimes it can seed itself to death, but it should reseed itself and continue on.

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Common name: Canadian Columbine.

Aquilegia canadensis in April.
Aquilegia canadensis in April.

The best position in the garden:

Sun or semi shade or shade.

Sun or semi shade or shade

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, especially good at filling a small space under trees, provided it isn’t too dry.

What type of soil:

Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil.

How much moisture:

Moist, normal.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:

Hardy. Can be short lived but it should self seed itself.

Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.

Size of plant:

Height 40 cm.
Spread 30 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 10 plants per square metre.

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[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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