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.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . 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.
The best position in the garden:
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:
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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