Columbine, Wild Red Details

Columbine, Wild Red

  • Botanical Name: Aquilegia canadensis
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade, Full Shade
  • Water Demand: Low, Medium
  • Landscape Use: Container, Deer Resistant
  • Ornamental Value: Red, Yellow
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds (specifically Hummingbirds), Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Season: Spring, Summer
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 1.5'
  • Plant Height: 2'


Likes well-drained organic soils. Attractive to many pollinators in addition to hummingbirds and hawk moths. Clover-like foliage. In full sun the plant will remain smaller and more compact but will spread out more fully in shade.

Perennial Care Guide

Columbine, Wild Red Photos