Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine

Wild Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Also called Canada Columbine

  • Showy, nodding, bell-shaped flowers of pinkish-red and yellow
  • Attractive divided light green foliage
  • Naturalizing plant for rocky ledges or slopes and along woodland edges or ditches
  • Bloom Time: Mid-June to early August



40-50 cm

30-40 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Aquilegia is an easy-to-grow perennial, growing best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Extended periods of drought may cause aquilegia to go into dormancy. Deadheading will help promote more blooms. They are somewhat susceptible to leaf miner and sawfly, which disfigure the foliage. As the plants usually wane in midsummer, it is safe to cut the flowers off, to prevent self-seeding.

Additional Notes about Wild Columbine:

Native to Ontario

The name aquilegia is derived from the Latin root word "aquil" which means eagle, referring to the eagle's talon-like spurs on the flowers. 

Aboriginals crushed the glossy black seeds into a powder and mixed it with hot water to treat fevers and headaches.